Kelly is freezing this week in North Dakota while Tracy enjoys a beer (not wine? Gasp!). The Dames get along and agree when discussing Michelle Obama’s new memoir, Becoming, and they ask, “Did Michelle Obama’s fashion style pave the way for future first ladies?”
Tracy reveals that she once wore her daughter to a business conference when the Dames discuss a meteorologist who her weather report while babywearing. Babywearing for the working mama win!
In the segment now known as The Button! a Tokyo Medical University was found to be changing men and women applicants’ scores to make the admission of men higher, because women leave their jobs temporarily to birth children. How bad is the stigma surrounding woman having babies in the professional world?
Finally, Tracy and Kelly talk about what they plan to do if their husbands die before they do. As women, aging may be hard, but the Dames have a bulletproof plan to make the best of it.
The Dames are suffering from post-election exhaustion but are really excited about the historic number of women elected to Congress, Governor, and other high-level positions all across the country. Congratulations women!
Everything isn’t rosy, however, as a new report out of the UK shows that sexism in the workplace is worse than previously thought. Worse still, 28% of women considered women to be less qualified for leadership roles than men (along with 45% of men). Tracy and Kelly consider the implications of the report and what women can do to change it.
This week the Dames jump right in and discuss a new survey about sex that shows Democrats and Republicans don’t just disagree about politics, they have very different sexual fantasies. The results are not what they expected. Spoiler: Both Dems AND Repubs fantasize about sex with Bill Clinton. Waah?
Tracy treats Kelly nicely by bringing in the white wine…which isn’t all that good…as they commiserate over a Chicago Cubs shirt Tracy bought her daughter that apparently offender classmates. Neither of the Dames understands that at all, especially the teacher’s fail.
In this week’s Google Sexism Button, a Forbes article on How To Use Sexism To Your Advantage. The conclusion: Lean The F*@k In! Apparently, that doesn’t work for women candidates, who report that they get told they don’t have the right “body parts” to be elected. Still, the Dames agree that women running for office feels different now than it did in the past.
Just two weeks from the midterm elections and the President has called Stormy Daniels “horseface”. Tracy and Kelly talk about Carly Fiorina’s recent column calling the statement disrespectful but pointing out that women have bigger problems. Then they stop to enjoy some Worthy Cabernet Sauvignon.
In the new segment, “Google News Button,” they talk about Rachel Hundley, a Sonoma, California City Councilwoman who was slut-shamed for her actions as the appointed mayor. Then things get really crazy when they review the recent Business Insider article about the unreal life of Melania Edwards. They don’t appreciate her. At all. Seriously. They kinda hate her. And their very charmed lives are nothing like that bitch’s make-believe fantasy life. (We’re sure she’s actually a lovely person.)
In politics (and Crazy Shit People Say), Kelly takes issue with North Dakota’s GOP Senate candidate Kevin Cramer’s characterization of #MeToo is a “movement toward victimization,” and Tracy does not disagree…mostly. On a positive note, Natalie Portman’s comments about toppling the patriarchy get the Dames all fired up.