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    Re: Elizabeth Warren says she's been treated differently in the Senate but won't say

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Cateful, she could be your next President...
    That is a very frightening thought.
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    Re: Elizabeth Warren says she's been treated differently in the Senate but won't say

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    Elizabeth Warren says she's been treated differently in the Senate but won't say how

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she has been treated differently as a woman in Congress.

    But unlike Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who opened up about her experience with sexism on Capitol Hill in a recent book, Warren the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts won't elaborate.

    In an interview with CNN scheduled to air Wednesday, Warren was asked whether she had experienced treatment similar to what Gillibrand described.

    "Yes," Warren said.

    Would she care to elaborate?

    "Nope," she said. "I've said all I'm going to say."

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    First off, she looks nuts in that picture.

    Second, she (and her Democratic counterparts in DC) push female citizens to fight against treatment like this, at the risk of alienating their bosses and co-workers, etc. But Senator Warren doesn't want to name names? Doesn't want to provide specifics? Doesn't want to fight it?

    What am I missing here?
    Suppose she's telling the truth. What would keep her from naming names? Simplest answer is that it was fellow Democrats who were acting badly.
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    Re: Elizabeth Warren says she's been treated differently in the Senate but won't say

    Quote Originally Posted by dogtowner View Post
    So she isnt being taken seriously ? No surprize there.

    Nobody walks in as a freshman and is given anything (BO being a vety slight exception).

    Even idiots like Franken know they have dues to pay.

    And silliness like this will not help.

    Another dem who thinks they are smart shown not to be.
    I don't agree at all.
    Warren is being hyped and groomed for big things from inside and from outside her Party.

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    Re: Elizabeth Warren says she's been treated differently in the Senate but won't say

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    Suppose she's telling the truth. What would keep her from naming names? Simplest answer is that it was fellow Democrats who were acting badly.
    That's exactly what they were saying on Morning Joe when they were talking about it. Name names. Put it out there. They encourage women to identify sexism and fight against it, yet here she is making accusations against, well, nobody in particular. It's an odd way to set an example.

    She won't name names because the men she refers to are members of her own caucus. If the guilty parties were Lindsay Graham, John McCain and Mitch McConnell, she'd be on the rooftops telling everyone.
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    Re: Elizabeth Warren says she's been treated differently in the Senate but won't say

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Elizabeth Warren says she's been treated differently in the Senate but won't say how

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she has been treated differently as a woman in Congress.

    But unlike Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who opened up about her experience with sexism on Capitol Hill in a recent book, Warren — the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts — won't elaborate.

    In an interview with CNN scheduled to air Wednesday, Warren was asked whether she had experienced treatment similar to what Gillibrand described.

    "Yes," Warren said.

    Would she care to elaborate?

    "Nope," she said. "I've said all I'm going to say."

    <snip>


    First off, she looks nuts in that picture.

    Second, she (and her Democratic counterparts in DC) push female citizens to fight against treatment like this, at the risk of alienating their bosses and co-workers, etc. But Senator Warren doesn't want to name names? Doesn't want to provide specifics? Doesn't want to fight it?

    What am I missing here?

    Elizabeth Warren sexually harassed?
    That visual just ruined my morning.

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    Re: Elizabeth Warren says she's been treated differently in the Senate but won't say

    It's only a matter of time before she comes out as a gay black woman.
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    Re: Elizabeth Warren says she's been treated differently in the Senate but won't say

    It's likely a BS attempt to inoculate her against criticism.

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    Re: Elizabeth Warren says she's been treated differently in the Senate but won't say

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    It's likely a BS attempt to inoculate her against criticism.

    That will backfire horribly.

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    Re: Elizabeth Warren says she's been treated differently in the Senate but won't say

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    That will backfire horribly.
    If she can't/won't back it up, it should.

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    Re: Elizabeth Warren says she's been treated differently in the Senate but won't say

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Second, she (and her Democratic counterparts in DC) push female citizens to fight against treatment like this, at the risk of alienating their bosses and co-workers, etc. But Senator Warren doesn't want to name names? Doesn't want to provide specifics? Doesn't want to fight it?

    What am I missing here?
    I can't believe the question is very hard. She's put in a no-win situation. Nothing she can say would be anything more than 'she said/he said,' everyone who likes her believes her, everyone who doesn't calls her a whining b**ch, it's a tough place, get over it, etc., the media goes into a frenzy about the individual allegations, which in most cases is a sort of indirect 'bias' if it's like the places where my wife has worked for 25 years and doesn't lend itself to a concrete claim, and any concrete claims probably not provable in any real sense unless recorded on video.

    And I don't know what it's like where you live, but in this part of the world, it's getting better but certainly common for people in position of power to continue to be male chauvinists, at least in the workplace. I've seen it in every larger office I've worked in. My wife's current ultimate boss has said in public that he doesn't believe women SHOULD work, presumably their place is at home, pregnant, barefoot, in the kitchen. And in a place like the Senate, with a bunch of older white men who've had their rear ends kissed for decades, on both sides of the aisle, it would be shocking and unbelievable if women weren't facing large professional obstacles. It's a good old boys club - look at the roster. We're breaking all time records in 2014, but there are still only 16 democratic women and 4 republican women. According to wiki there have only been 44 women senators in history.

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