Ok. So. I heard something a day or so ago about some woman who owns her own marketing/PR company saying something unbelievably stupid about how a woman should never be president of the United States because, you know, we all get all hormonal and ridiculous and unreliable all the time.
I rolled my eyes and went on about my day.
Today I saw another social media post about this woman that said she lives in Texas and gave the name of her company. So I did an Internet search for the company name and learned, to my consternation, that the woman lives in Dallas. I looked again and, to my absolute horror, saw that offices for her company are located on Cedar Springs Road.
No! No way someone that backward and idiotic could actually have offices here in the midst of the Gayborhood!
So I looked up the address and realized, thankfully, her offices are on the near-downtown part of Cedar Springs, not the Gayborhood end. Whew!
Seriously though, it truly turns my stomach to think that a woman who owns and operates her own company could still believe something so ridiculous.
In case you haven’t heard the story:
Cheryl Rios, CEO of Go Ape Marketing, in a recent Facebook post explained her opposition to Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations: “If this happens – I am moving to Canada. There is NO need for her as she is not the right person to run our country – but more importantly a female shouldn’t be president. Let the haters begin . . . but with the hormones we have there is no way we should be able to start a war. Yes I run my own business and I love it and I am great at it BUT that is not the same as being the President, that should be left to a man, a good, strong, honorable man.”
She also opined: “We’re built differently, we have different hormones. In the world we live in, we have equal rights…and I support all of that. I don’t support a woman being President.”
When contacted about her post by KTXA-TV (Channel 11, the local CBS affiliate), Rios told reporter Steve Pickett, “There’s an old biblical sound reasoning why a woman shouldn’t be president.” She didn’t, however, say where she found that in the Bible, but did say that it there was a “biblical sound reasoning in my mind.”
The website for Go Ape Marketing is pretty plain for a marketing/PR firm, but it does include on its home page testimonials from clients praising Rios’ creativity, dependability and work ethic. But at least one of her clients was a little confounded by her opinion on female presidents. Rick Fairless of the custom motorcycle shop Strokers Dallas, told Channel 11, “I can’t comprehend someone who thinks a woman can’t do anything a man can do. They can. I promise you they can.”