Monday, July 03, 2006

overheard conversations

while lounging at the pool today, i couldn't help but hear this loudmouthed lady talking to her so called friends about what latest diet trends they were doing...

"the cabbage diet? i did NOT tell you to do that and i never said i would do that! like, the cabbage diet is something those people in like third world countries eat because they don't have anything else to eat!! why would i do that?"


then while in the hot tub, this older woman starts talking about goddess knows what, and al gore's latest movie, and how a whopping 18 scientists say his movie is pure genuis (18? at least say 18 thousand or something).. and then she says this gem:

"well she donated for that anti- abortion group and then she donated to a women's rights group."

um, is it just me- or is that completely counter productive?!?!?!

15 comments:

point45 said...

no its not counter productive. it all depends on if the person believes in life at conception or not. it is completely ignorant to require someone that is pro woman to be pro choice. what if that person is pro child.

please read this tomorrow so i can still get some

Stephanie A. said...

When referring to Mr. Gore, you really should just call him The Gore, Jenn. I believe it's his new, official title.

I guess that it all boils down to what you believe are women's rights. Some people do not think that women should have the right to choose for themselves, but at the same time they believe that women should be treated equally, like in the workplace and in voting. I know, it seems that you're being hypocritical if you rally for both causes, but I can see how someone could fit into both. Although I'm all about choice for everyone. If people (men especially) want to bitch about women having a choice, then men shouldn't be able to choose to up and leave a woman with a child without having their nuts cut off and displayed in their city/town. Last time I checked procreation works both ways.

Point- you can still be pro-child and believe in a woman's right to choose abortion, by the way. The problem I see with pro-lifers is that they really are only pro-fetus, not pro-child. Once the child is actually born they don't really seem to give a shit how the child is treated or in what conditions the child is living. Thus, the cycle continues.

sunshine scribe said...

It is counter productive in my books.

spidey said...

I love listening to other people's conversations! lol!

I am jealous that you were lounging at the pool yesterday while Becky and I were slaving away at work!

Lisa said...

Stephanie, I couldn't have said it better myself. Especially with how people are pro-fetus but don't want to have to pay or help them once they are actually born.

Amy said...

Just wanted to wish you a Happy 4th!

Eileen said...

Well said, Stephanie.

Mrs. Chicky said...

Two more reasons why I haven't moved to California. Although, I'm sure we have plenty of those deep thinkers here on the east coast as well.

Mom101 said...

Yeah, counterproductive pretty much sums it up.

Point 45 (who I assume to be The Man) is right in theory but not in practicality. Women's rights orgs are heavily into one's own body as sovereign and free from the whims or religious ideals of men with legislative power.

Becky said...

lol sounds like a fun day at the pool!

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Yup I agree with you.

Angry Dad said...

Sounds like you should have just gone and farted on her and said "Oops sorry, Cabbage Diet, Excuse me...."

russ said...

my mom tried the cabbage diet. she had the runs continously

Kristin said...

Well said, Stephanie. I am saying what she said.

mollymcmommy said...

ummmm, i love listening to other people conversations!

the cabbage diet just wrong!!!!

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