Paul Cooper

NOW Believes Obama is Segregating Women

Posted on October 26 2009 12:57 pm
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Wasn’t last year supposed to be the year where women broke through the political glass ceiling?  Didn’t Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin show that sexism is dead in Washington?  Isn’t the age of Obama one in which all people are brought into equality?

New National Organization for Women (NOW) president Terry O’Neill says we may have all been fooled.  President Obama is not “leading the way for desegregating the work place”.

We at NewsReal Blog are often the ones criticizing Obama while others are praising him.  I think it is time for us to actually deflect some criticism of the President.  Today, ABC News (along with other cable news shows this week) did a report on Obama’a all-male athletic outings and how NOW’s O’Neill thinks it is a sign of segregation in the workplace.

See the video here.

Obama is actually catching flack for playing all-male games of basketball or golf!  What world do we live in that playing sports with only your gender is now considered sexist?  Here’s NOW president O’Neill’s take on it:

“Relationships get built in those more informal settings, and the relationships have a huge impact on the influence an individual has. We know what happens when we segregated whether it by race or whether it by gender — you end up with 1st class citizens and you end up with 2nd class citizens… We need to see the White House leading the way for desegregating the work places all around the country and it is troubling.”

What?  Are you serious?  So the President who has more female cabinet members than any predecessors is segregating women, because Kathleen Sebelius wasn’t asked to be in a basketball game?  What’s next – will NOW want Hillary invited to Obama’s next trip to the urinal if there happens to be another man in there?

Oh but NOW’s crazy talk didn’t end there.  O’Neill went on to say,

“It’s extremely important now especially for the president to have as many women as men in his closest circle of advisors. … If women had been at the heads of the companies on Wall Street instead of these masters of the universe then we might not be in the predicament that we’re in today.”

Excuse me?  I thought men and women were supposed to be equal.  I thought that was the goal of NOW – equality.  I guess the goal is to help us realize that women are far better than men at heading up things, so we wouldn’t be in the predicament we are in today.

There’s a lot to criticize with Obama’s presidency, his playing sports with groups of guys is not one of them.

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