What sexism looks like in America

Here are two examples of how today’s young girls are being given short change (pun intended in the second case) by business leaders who are being held accountable thanks to the power of the internet to spread their shame for the world to see.

http://www.seventeen.com/life/real-girl-stories/news/a41324/shania-clifford-ohio-national-masonry/

First Teen Girl To Go To This National Competition Was Bumped So a Boy Could Go

She was the first girl to win in her home state of Ohio.

Meanwhile:

http://www.seventeen.com/life/real-girl-stories/news/a41328/this-17-year-old-was-fired-for-asking-for-equal-pay-at-her-after-school-job/

This 17-Year-Old Was Fired After Asking for Equal Pay at Her Summer Job

Which is completely illegal, by the way.

The election of Barack Obama, an African-American, to the Presidency of the United States did not end the problem of racism in this country and it is a safe bet that the election of Hillary Clinton to the Presidency this year won’t end the equally troublesome issue of sexism either. One person cannot do much, we also have to completely reform the government by replacing most of the conservative career politicians that have made it their life missions to stop President Obama from making any real changes in society. Because they will do the same to Hillary just as they did her husband Bill when he was President. Once the US government is finally purged of that nonsense once and for all we will indeed have “liberty and justice for all”, not just for white men. I hope those two girls above remember that when they get to vote in future elections. They were discriminated against because society allows that to happen and we must have no more tolerance for that anywhere!

Meanwhile, the good people of Kansas City can do their part by boycotting Pizza Studio until it goes out of business, while the people of Ohio rise up to have SkillsUSA Ohio shut down and reformed.

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  1. A postscript to the first offense described above:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/girl-bumped-masonry-contest-invited-global-competition-article-1.2683820

    BY Anthony Izaguirre
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 2:25 PM

    A teenager who became the first girl to win Ohio’s statewide masonry contest — but was bumped from the next round on a scoring error — was invited to a larger global competition after an internet campaign.

    Shania Clifford, 17, won the gold medal at the SkillsUSA masonry contest in April but was later informed on Facebook that she wouldn’t get to advance to the next competition round.

    “The boy who placed third posted a Facebook status saying he was going,” she said. “It was disappointing.”

    When she tried appealing to SkillsUSA officials, Clifford said they wouldn’t give her a straight answer on why she was bumped.

    “They put us in circles basically and didn’t give us any answers,” she said.

    SkillsUSA later said “the scores were inappropriately put in.”

    After news reports prompted social media outrage, Clifford’s masonry instructor got a message from the Mason Contractors Association of America inviting her to a global competition in January.

    The organization’s Masonry Skills Challenge pits apprentices from around the globe against each other in a building contest where contestants must complete a project without ever seeing the schematic drawings.

    “I was overwhelmed since I have to do more training to compete with these people,” Clifford said. “They take things very seriously, but it’s a really great experience that I get to enjoy.

    “I’m really excited. It’s an amazing opportunity,” she added.

    Clifford said she hasn’t stopped training since being demoted in the April contest.

    “Just because I didn’t get into nationals, it doesn’t mean I’m going to stop doing what I love,” she said.

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