Sunday, December 02, 2012

Kennedy still stands for sexism

If you missed it, Sunday night the Kennedy Center is handing out 'honors.'  To Americans.  Well, to people.  Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Robert Plant aren't Americans, are they?

But they are people.

And nine people are getting 'honors.'

If you leave out Natalia Makarova, you've got eight people.

And then you can leave out "people" and just say "men."

That's right, at this late date, someone thought it was acceptable to honor just one woman.

But, hey, they've ignored Latinos for years, as the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda pointed out last September.

If Academy Award winner, Grammy winner, Tony winner and Emmy winner Rita Moreno had been honored this year, she would have been only the third Latin to be honored.

The Kennedys do love to pretend that they're for equality and they care, they really care.  Remember when Caroline Kennedy, in 2008, suddenly decided she wanted to be a senator?

She just couldn't understand why Americans didn't rush to kiss her feet.

It's because her family's not all the fairy tale has made it out to be.

And all these years later, the Kennedy family name still stands for the same thing: sexism.

Somewhere, one of the family's most famous victims is laughing.

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