ANOTHER GREEN ESSAY FROM to be or not to be green
"VALLEY VETERINARY HOSPITAL" IS NOT SEXIST
this "green" letter, environmentally-friendly because no paper was used in its creation or distribution, is meant to justify the legitimacy of any green business with an all-female workforce. it was inspired by a green letter/petition that i had found online which (quite unfairly) singled out one pet hospital which must be surrounded by the beautiful green mountains of my childhood hometown. since this essay is not about the hospital, since the essay is only inspired by someone who had written about the hospital, i will refer to and regard the hospital (and all pet hospitals) only as "valley veterinary hospital". i will proceed to say that it is being singled out by the petition/letter for what is claimed as "sexist hiring practices" regarding a workforce of 13 females and 0 men. i am writing this green letter in defense of every green business, including the green "valley veterinary hospital" (well, i hope that the hospital is green) which has a workforce consisting entirely of Strong Women...whether they are "green ladies" or not
i have found that the aforementioned green petition is currently posted at TWO websites, linked below
http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/chillin-dylan/Profile?oid=1608910 and http://www.change.org/petitions/boycott-green-valley-veterinary-hospital-for-their-blatant-sexism-stop-being-sexist-in-your-hiring-practices
first off, i must state that from nevada to pennsylvania and from montana to louisiana, i have seen plenty of all-female staffs - it's nothing new. let me repeat that: i have seen plenty of all-female staffs, it's nothing new
brighton sheffield, if i may bring up a television show watched while on a pennsylvania ski-vacation near pittsburgh, didn't have a problem walking into his home to find females everywhere. his father was simply holding auditions for showgirls. i realize that there is a difference between an all-female ensemble of showgirls and an all-female staff at a hospital. i realize that showgirls need to be female while hospital workers don't. i realize that showgirls are required to have somewhat large and protruding mammary glands, as well as small-enough builds to fit into tiny bikinis or petite, leopard-skin tights and bras. i realize that men cannot be hired as showgirls because mens' lack of milk-producing mammary glands, paired with their larger builds and broader shoulders, just wouldn't allow them to properly fit into the "showgirl" attire which was designed for the bodies that are smaller and more breakable. i also realize that the female gender is what men with any sense of masculine gender-identity would want to see at a "burlesque" type of show. i realize that the majority of men don't want to see other men dancing around in skimpy attire at a "burlesque" show, but i can understand how the writer of the above-linked petition would not expect the environment of a strip club to present itself at a veterinary hospital. i'm sure that the writer expected a bit more of professionalism on display at the hospital - professionalism which, in today's society, would be representative of both genders
so, given that i can understand where "chillin dylan" finds grounds to complain about an all-female staff (be it at a green "valley vet" or at a green "hillside neurosurgeon"), i still think that he is wrong to regard any all-female staff as sexist. i am a feminist, though, so maybe my thoughts should be taken with a grain of salt
i do not agree with "chillin dylan" (or anyone else) who thinks that an entire staff consisting of one gender makes the whole business a mark of sexism i have not spoken to any members of any all-female staff, but i'm sure that sexism is not the reason that the female owner of any green organization would go and hire 12 more members of her own gender. i can't be sure that the attitudes of all 13 females who work at any green "valley vet" would be as wholesome as the whole "green" movement is, but the apparent lack of gender-diversity displayed at any business with an all-female workforce does not a legitimate charge of sexism make. it takes more than an entire workforce being comprised of one gender to justify sexist attitudes and/or ideals, does it not? of course it does
i'd hate to mention my personal feelings in this letter, only because it would seem like i am trying to justify what the writer of the above-linked petition ("chillin dylan" or "dylan terreri, i") regards as sexism, but isn't it about time that us Strongwomen are taken seriously? for far too long, men have been the heads of companies and the heads of state, so isn't it time that we, AS WOMEN, justify our abilities as competent enough to do anything a man's abilities can do? isn't it time that we take the "girls' clubs" and replace the "boys' clubs," isn't it time that we bring the concept of gender-based sports teams into the workforce? we base sports teams on gender because the little men can't keep up (or even compete) with the physical strength/speed/ability/endurance of the females, so it's only about time that womens' physical prowess is acknowledged and promoted in the workforce as well as on the field. it's only about time that any green "valley veterinary hospital" - or, for that matter, any environmentally-unfriendly "valley veterinary hospital" - hires 13 females and 0 men. and extra kudos if any "valley veterinary hospital" is a green "valley veterinary hospital"...because green makes everything better
now, in addition to regarding any veterinary hospital's staff of 13 females and 0 men as sexist, the petition/letter also gets into a LOT of degradation of the female gender. not degradation of any green veterinary doctors, just degradation of the female gender. it has come to my attention that the letter-writer has a website called www.strongwomen.info, in which he degrades the female gender as the shorter and lighter, less-wide and weaker gender. he degrades women as being "green with envy" with regards to masculine superiority. let me quote a page from his website: "men on the top or the bottom, the vagina can only submit and therefore can only be seen as a valley that's green with envy with regards to the big mountains surrounding it". it's like he thinks that mountain-sized men aren't green with envy of feminine superiority. it seems he can't stress enough that the reason females bleed eggs downstairs and spurt milk upstairs is because we were designed for motherhood. while i do not support this, i guess that degradation of females must be allowed if us STRONG WOMEN can write poetry about feminists castrating men (and also have the poems read and embraced at different colleges throughout the country). also, he has another domain - www.mutilation.biz - which features "poetry" about castrating feminists' mammary glands (he refers to them as MOMmary glands), but i'm just glad that his writings about mutilating females are less popular than feminists' writings about mutilating men are
in closing, i will say that after reading the above-linked petition/letter, i simply had to express my feelings. i had to express my feelings about the legitimacy of a veterinary office (or any workplace) consisting of 13 females and 0 men. it's not sexist, that's the bottom-line. IF IT'S GREEN, IT'S GOOD. either way, 13 females and 0 men is NOT a mark of sexism
thank you for reading,
ms. geraldine (ms. geraldgreen)
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