Nancy Pelosi’s Book: A Feminist Hypocrisy at Best

5 08 2008

So Nancy is on a tour book. It is unbelievable that the same lady who shot down Hillary Clinton’s Whitehouse run is promoting a book that entitled “Know Your Power: A Message to America’s Daughters” ($23.95). I haven’t perused the book; needless to say I would not buy it because the content would appear hypocritical.

A lot have been said about “glass ceiling” for women. It is a common belief that it is still a men’s world out there. So, it is refreshing to see some women making it to the top of their career, especially in conventional men’s domain. Nevertheless, I think women are still their own worst enemies of progress. When some get to the top, they want to be the only conspicuous lady robbing shoulder with powerful men. That is the case of Nancy Pelosi, the first lady in U.S. history to be elected House Speaker.

Yeah! Nancy’s achievement is a big deal. And seeing any woman making similar history [for even more powerful position] could deflate her ego. She enjoys the respect and attention given to her as the lady-of-the-house. Had Hillary Clinton got the Democratic nomination, she too would have become [presumptive] most powerful lady in Washington/U.S., a title currently held by Pelosi. That is why Nancy supported Barack Obama for the nomination. So where is the so-called “feminist spirit”? With Obama in Whitehouse, it’s like a ‘strong lady and a wimp’ at the helm. Meaning Pelosi would be calling the shot for Democratic Party. With Iron-lady Hillary? Ah fogetaboutit! Pelosi wouldn’t stand a chance – as Hill takes bullshit from nobody.

With all the privilege and power, it is obvious Pelosi is having a blast in men-dominated world. So it is normal to act as a role model for other females to follow – but to share power with no other women. I can see another skilled politician (Nancy) at best. It is a known fact that most politicians don’t always mean what they say. Nancy Pelosi’s book-hawking parade is nothing but a “political marketing” and pretense. If she would have to be voted for again, so that some gullible voters would think: “Gee! She is lifting the bar for our daughters; let’s vote for her.”

My conclusive analogy would be Nancy Pelosi is just like some lady who sleeps with somebody else’s guy and turned around saying “all men are cheaters.” The fact of the matter is: men wouldn’t cheat on their lovers without the help of other women. Her book would say: girls, men are your problem; they are creating the glass-ceiling for you, they are limiting your career goals. You don’t have to let them.” Well, ladies you might find it very daunting to attain your ambition if you are in the same boat with ‘Nancy(s) Pelosi(s) of the world.’

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“A feminist is a woman who does not allow anyone to think in her place.” — Michele Le Doeuff





Why Didn’t We Think of this Invention

20 06 2008

An in-law asked me “why didn’t we think of this?” while sending me some images of new inventions created by regular folks like you and I. Therefore, I think it’s a good idea to talk about ideas.

Inventions and creativity seem elusive to many people. But they don’t have to be like that. Most human inventions are not anywhere near the realm of geeky lab coat-wearing scientists or engineering physicists. Ideas that lead to invention come in various shades and forms, most of which are no space-rocket science. Nevertheless, what come to most people mind when they hear the word “invention” are great geniuses like Al Einstein, Con Edison, and Henry Ford; whereas an unlikely or ordinary person may have inventor-abilities if given necessarily tools and motivation.

Many non-living things we see around us were created as a result of average people’s concept – i.e. common Joes and Janes. You might be one of those people who knock themselves on the head for not acting when they had that eureka!! after you see the same thought-of concept implemented by a go-getter. Then all you can say is: “I should have [could have, would have] done that.” Yes, we have such regret sometimes because we never follow our gut feelings, or we simply let some non-thinking loser(s) discourage us that it is not possible.

Contrary to popular beliefs, you don’t actually have to produce any product to make money out of your creativity. According to Harvey Reese, the author of the book “How To License Your Million Dollar Idea,” there are ways in which one could execute ideas without putting his or her hard-earned money into them. Reese indicates: let the deep pocket manufacturers spent their money to make your licensed idea into fruition. In other words, you make a percentage on each of your idea-product sold. And he warns to stay away from the so-called “invention companies.”

Personally, I can relate to invention companies scam. How I wish I had his book before forking about $1000 to a company called InventHelp on W 34th St, NYC. This company never live to his name-slogan. The only thing I got for my buck is a glossy hard-cover invention presentation, which is now gathering dust on my book shelf.

So if you have cool ideas you want to turn into inventions. You might want to do some research at the following links:

These could save you money instead of rushing to a patent lawyer. In the meantime, you can also save money by filing for a “provisional” [temporary] patent while you research the viability of your idea. Provisional patent can be filed with the Patent Office. Browsing these links would be a good starting point for would-be inventors. The site provide important information and hints on inventions. It is always imperative peruse independent sources, less you fall victim of unscrupulous invention companies which advertise in the media.

The images below are inventions of individuals who are proactive enough to take their concepts to the next level.

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“Ideas are everywhere. It’s execution of good ideas – not the ideas themselves – that makes for successful businesses.” —— Kelly Spors

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