I am Woman Hear me Roar


Dedicated to the Jackasses who insist I hate Hillary and Men I’m just asking for a little R E S P E C T for all women

By BettyJean Kling


Women have always been so misunderstood. The minute we try to get some respect we are immediately shut down. Today I got a comment to one of my posts entitled reply “anti-male sexist much?”


I love my 2 sons and my 6 grandsons and my sons-in law (well 2 of them anyway) and I cry for my son Mikie daily who passed 8 years ago. No I do not hate men – I although I am not liking Mr. Anonymous who didn’t even have the balls to sign his name.

Anonymous said…

Geesh!! Anti-male sexist much?

That this long after your so-called candidate (presuming we’re still talking Clinton and not Palin) lost, and lost BIG in the primary you are still whining, wringing your hands and moaning hugely betrays your feelings of female privilege.


Clinton LOST LOST LOST by all rules agreed to by all parties before the contest ever began to the better candidate. Just because she has an “innie” instead of an “outie” does not qualify her to be selected over the one rightfully elected.


This election WAS historic. For the record, it also would have been historic, although tragic had it been won by Clinton or McCain (due to Palin).


If you honestly believe women are so “oppressed,” you need to read some unbiased authors like Hoff-Sommers or Farrell.


·          Battered women have advocates and shelters in every large US city. Battered men have one shelter in California and one help line in Maine.

·          Women in divorce get custody almost 100% of the time they ask for it. Men get to “visit” their children and pay backdoor alimony aka child support.

·          The second a man is (falsely or not) accused of rape, his name is plastered throughout the media. Should the allegation prove false, she is almost never publicly identified.

·          Women criminals who murder their children get counseling and probation. Men criminals who murder their children get prison or death.

·          Women homeless get shelters and vouchers. Men homeless get a newspaper and an underpass.

·          Girls who get statutorially raped by men get a “victim” label and their abuser prosecuted. Boys who get staturorially raped by women get a “lucky #$#$” label and their abuser returned to their community.

·          Men make up 99% of on-the-job fatalities — to pay money to court, and sometimes directly to, women who work comfy inside jobs or often not at all.

·          In a committed relationship, women get the choice to work full time, work part time or stay at home. Men get the non-choice: work full time.

·          It is recognized as racism that blacks die years younger than whites but not as sexism that men die years younger than women.


It just goes on and on, once you open your eyes to it. By refusing to acknowledge it, you only perpetuate it. November 12, 2008 7:01 AM  

And this jackass has the nerve to ask me if I am “anti-male sexist much?” Yikes – he answered this post with this canned speech before the pressed were even cold I can tell he is a card carrying “anti-female sexist much!”

Why is it always about everyone but us – why are we always last? I like to say I was born a feminist because from my earliest memory – I always knew I was treated differently and I did not like it.  I always asked why? And the answer was always the same. “Because you are a girl.”  My reply was also always the same- So what?

I have been married a few times – I’m not real good at it- they always say they are going to understand my 100% concept but they never do – so I keep my end of the bargain and when they break the contract – I’m outta there!

You know if couple each gave 100% – doing for one another would be great then whatever we did would never seem menial but done of love and concern – but when what we do for the other is demanded – expected and disrespected or taken for granted – and we are mistreated because of our choices – it becomes a problem.

I chose to keep all my children and to stay home and raise them- I chose to put my education on the back burner – I chose to do traditional things while my friends became professionals early on in life. I say chose to put my life on hold but truth be told I had 4 kids and a divorce by 19, I started so damned early I missed the sixties altogether and I’m  running around doing all those things – less the drugs  so far- in my sixties instead.

Today my sisterhood and I – we all stand together equal in strength and character and value as we should. Some conservative- some liberal and some independent. Some married- some divorced – some never married and some gay. Some with children and some childless. I finally caught up with these women thanks to Hillary and for that I will forever be grateful to the 60 year old who pulled us all together and reminded us what we started fighting for in the sixties and never got and why we need to start the women’s movement again.

Can you hear me now? 

10 Responses

  1. Hillary Clinton didn’t lose, Barack Obama cheated in the caucus contests. Hillary Clinton won more delegates in all of the primary contests even when Florida and Michigan are not counted.


  2. Good Point- I had almost forgotten how he lomped over the finish line and how tey had to trot out all her delegates after they stripped them from her to give them to him- what a disgrace! And they have the nerve to call this historic – its historic all right – Its the year they destroyed Democracy – Is that what they wanted to tie around the neck of theri first black President- what a shame!

  3. You keep on fighting BJ: I know things are slow right now, but you’ve grown since you started this.

    We’ll all keep on fighting together. I know your from NJ and I’m from NY, you have the BRASS it takes to survive, and it’s your best quality.

    I don’t have the education or the political correctness most do on blogs, but I have the street experience, most lack———not you————–your top of the brightest and the strongest.

    I will stand with you until the end, and I pray move will come (my intuition tells me they will)

  4. Thank You – You are just the kind of fighter we need in this arny- I want you by my side now and always as we take this fight to the finish.

  5. Ok who the hell is this jack ass?
    #1 Women have been treated as second class citizens throughout history

  6. Oops I wasn’t done.

    I visited Malaysia in 2003 and saw women walking 10 feet behind their husbands.
    Women endured false imprisonment in the early 1900s because they wanted to vote.
    Women do not get payed equal for the same work they do as a man.
    I know men who stay at home with their children while the woman works. There was a point in time when my husband was out of work and he stayed home while I worked. I think more men would stay home with their kids if it was feasable for the woman to work but because we get paid less than men, the men work.

    I was raised by my FATHER after a bitter divorce from my mother. I sit here today raising another woman’s child because my husband got custody. The woman never paid child support and ducked it at every measure. When she was brought into court, nothing was done because she is a woman. She said she couldn’t find a job. The courts ONLY had work programs for men NOT women.

    Women who are homeless get beds because the MAJORITY have small children with them. As for battered women shelters, there are more battered women than men! I know because I was one of them. I don’t think it’s right for anyone to abuse their partner, man or woman.

    Women share custody with the husband nowadays unless the man is abusive or falsely calls CYS on a regular basis to be vindictive.

    Women are seen as sex objects that do not deserve respect from men. Some men have the idea that a woman should be barefoot and pregnant. Women get less respect than men in the work place. I know because I’ve been called a cunt and a bitch and other nasty names from my male coworkers all because I wanted them to work hard and put in a little extra effort. When I went to my superior about the matter (who BTW was standing there and heard the ENTIRE defamation) NOTHING happened, no disciplinary action, no write up, no apology, NOTHING. Not to mention I was doing more work, being more dependable, responsible AND successful than my male coworker BUT STILL WAS PAID LESS.

    I run a small business and stay home to raise my daughter. I like it this way because I control my own schedule. My husband works full time and does NOTHING around the house to help. When I worked full time for someone else, I worked 40+ hours a week, took care of a young daughter, cooked dinner, cleaned up, did laundry and cleaned the house. While my husband was working 5 days a week with 2 days off, I was working 5 days a week at a job and 2 days doing domestic work….I never got a day off. I always heard from him that his job was more important because he made more money. Fine, If his job is so important, I quit! I quit working full time to stay home and raise the baby and run the house and start my own business where I control my schedule. I didn’t do it out of luxury….I DID IT FOR SURVIVAL AND SANITY!

  7. I just wrote a long rant and it didn’t go thru! What the hey?!

    I am not writing another long rant….

    That guy is a jack ass.

    End of story

  8. Nevemind there it is! Oops, my bad.

    That guy is still a jack ass!

  9. I think it’s time that women stop worrying about obama, and how he got there, and get back to the business of getting a women there in the White House. The women who keep going over and over Obama, or the ones who only will except Hillary as a candidate are not on the right track. We need women to get focused on changing the path that women take, and we need to empower women to stand up and fight. When a man attacks, ATTACK BACK..

  10. I absolutly agree- the only reason to look back is to 1- get good and riled up- 2- make sure you do not make the same mistke- but them you must put that away and keep moving ahead – that is exactly why I am wring the book.

    We have had enough – it is our turn and it will only be truly historic when we learn our value.
    Thanks you so much for you common sense comment

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