Lowest Common Denominator



Dear Mary,

Thank you for the card after the delivery of my twin girls. I appreciate your congratulations though I somehow think a Good Luck card might be more appropriate. Already, I find the need to steel myself against the lowest common denominator of our society that seeks to undo all the gains our gender has worked tirelessly to secure. Have you read the Twitter comments on a recent Jeopardy contestant’s breasts? But, I must not despair. With luck, hard work, and fine role models my girls will not be cheerleaders, and will eschew every hue of pink.



For Tara’s 100-Word Challenge. The word is Luck. Try it… Join in the fun!


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9 thoughts on “Lowest Common Denominator

  1. I missed the jeopardy thing. I’m glad I did.
    I see girls growing stronger and more independant daily. I have high hopes.
    And no love of pink, though I have a granddaughter that does. But so does her brother.
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  2. Monday is a celebration of Susan B Anthony’s birthday. My workplace takes that as a holiday. She and her “sisters” fought for many of the rights we take for granted today. Pink or no pink – be, as Tara says, fierce and independent and successful. Right on!

  3. My girls aren’t fans of pink. They aren’t super girly, either. But, they love being female and they are strong and proud. I heard about that Jeopardy thing today. All I can say is wow, people are ridiculous.
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    1. Some people are ridiculous and crass. I suppose they always have been. Social media gives them a voice. I can’t decide if I want to know what’s out there, or not. I generally ignore them, but the Jeopardy dust up was too much. These are some of our most intelligent men and women, and all these neanderthals see are body parts. Insecurity brings out the worst in us.

  4. I think of myself as a feminist in pink. Hot Pink is one of my favorite colors but I don’t allow it to define me, speak for me.

    However, if my purse, shoes and phone case could, in fact, speak I bet they’d say…
    “out of my way bitches, I’ve got a world to change. ”

    Loved this 100

    1. I’m with you, Kir. I almost took out the pink comment. I’m not in the least a girly-girl, but I do wear pink on occasion. I decided to leave it in because pink is so often associated with girls, and princesses, and maybe even weakness. It’s almost as if we need to fight the urge to wear it. Or wear it, as you so aptly suggest, with the attitude, out of my way, bitches. I love that!

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