Friday, June 27, 2008



Anonymous said...

Joss does a lot for women's rights and his birthday is also the anniversary of Title Nine, the law that says "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

ThirdMate said...

I didn't mention anything about Title IX because it would mean indiscreet stories about me and some very talented (!) women athletes. (I wrote about 8 different posts and none of them passed the "Would My Mom Want To Hear About This?" test.)

I wholeheartedly support any action that makes the playing field fair. I am discouraged that the playing field isn't "fair" to begin with.

Laws don't make people equal, they just make it unlawful for them to treat and be treated unequally. The rest is up to us.

I don't think Whedon had anything to do with Title IX, since he was only 8 when it was enacted. I am aware of his support of Equality NOW.

Hop aboard any time.

Anonymous said...

You disparage Jeff Beatty, apparently unaware that he is a "Master Trainer for the School Bus Watch Program" (see FOX clips at That's right, PJ, not a "Trainer in Training" or even a Junior Trainer (for navy types, a Petty Trainer), but a Master Trainer.

ThirdMate said...

I stand informed.

Also, I'm very glad that his "company" has advised "The Big Dig" and FEMA.

I want to use this opportunity to announce that I'm opening the International Office of ImpossibleSecurity.USA.
Using my decades of experience protecting museum facilities from misspelt labels, self-important curators, and nasty spills.

Unfortunately I'll have to hire someone else to put the fear on O'Reilly. And Larry Linville will not play me in the teevee movie.