Since I read the article “Painting the Glass Ceiling” by J. Cifre on Savage Politics.Com, I have to say I was moved emotionally on a couple of accounts. Notably, Cifre reminded me how men and women perceive any misogynistic treatment of women based on early childhood experiences. Though this is not “news”, we forget. Cifre’s own memory of his mother fighting the “glass ceiling” was fodder for his article and he gives us his thoughts on how he thinks his mother would have handled such a situation that Hillary Clinton and her supporters find themselves in today with this campaign debt.
Cifre points out that he is a white male of European stock, and justifies giving his opinion in the first place because as a young boy he witnessed the work and struggle his mother had as she made her way through law school. He tells how he would wait for her to finish her work at the library, and when his mom did pass the bar exam, he felt as though he had passed as well. We can certainly identify with that since many of us lived through similar experiences as a child, and then later when parenting. Cifre goes on to add:
“As one of the only female attorneys at her first law firm job, she was paid less than every single other male graduate in said office. And even after years of winning judicially significant cases for said firm, and raising their reputation as a consequence, she was still passed over for a partnership by a young rookie male graduate (the one that she coincidentally was asked to help get by on certain litigation issues!). Plenty of times, she was asked for a cup of coffee in meetings and other assorted events, always assuming that the “pretty young lady” must be an assistant of some kind. Unfortunately for them, but fortunately for our very small family, she went out on her own and eventually surpassed that old law firm’s prestige and success.”
Cifre tells how his mother taught him the meaning of honor and pride and that these two values Hillary Clinton should adopt in dealing with the arrogance of Barack Obama. It can be noted how Obama handled the mention of her debt with an "off-handedness" on a recent fundraiser in D.C.
“Hold on a second guys, I was getting all carried away. I’ve got one more thing that is important to do,” Obama said to a laughing audience. “Senator Clinton still has some debt. And I could have had some debt if I hadn’t won so I know the drill.”
In short, Cifre wants us to know that accepting help from one of our “abusers” gives them the opportunity to take credit for the entire rescue and any other future successes. This is a point well made and one that I must agree with simply because it makes sense. Fortunately, Hillary’s supporters have continued to come through with the donations since these recent events, and it is very important that we heed J. Cifre’s advice. Read the entire article at: savagepolitics.com.