#MeToo and The Regular Guy

Like a lot of you, I watched Diane’s Sawyer’s “20/20 Special My Reality,” on this past Friday night and I was tempted to dash off a quick review but thought better of that. The main reason being a question that was asked towards the end of the program. 
And one I’ve heard before whenever the #MeToo Movement is discussed. The question is, “How can I, as a regular guy, protect myself from losing my job because of false #MeToo allegations?”

So, after giving it some thought, I came up with the following questionnaire. If you answer NO to all of the following questions, then you probably won’t get false allegations of sexual harassment thrown at you. But, if you answer even one YES, you might want to rethink your actions or get a lawyer.
1. Do you often use words such as bitch, slut, whore, pro, fat cow, bimbo, or MILF? Is your day-to-day language punctuated with other vulgar or four letter words?
2. Instead of telling a female co-worker that she looks nice and/or that a blouse or skirt looks good on her, you say,” your breast are really high and perky today. Or, “those jeans really make you ass look good.”
3. Do you place your hands on your female co-workers, i.e., giving them unwanted hugs, back rubs, shoulder rubs, or wiping unseen smudges off their faces?
4. Are you having unscheduled/unplanned meetings in backrooms, cleaning closets, supply rooms, or cars?
5. Are you asking for sexual favors in return for raises, promotions, a better schedule, or time off?
6. Do you ‘punish’ uncooperative females by forcing them to work someone else’s hours as in forced overtime?
7. Do you rattle the change in your pocket when your female coworkers walk by? Or pull out your money and count it in front of her?
If you’re a regular guy doing any of the things above, then you have reason to fear #MeToo.

To hear from the guys, click the link below

http://www.pbs.org/video/next-episode-3-masculinity-crisis-sih2eo/

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth
(Did you, before you knew what this website was about, think this title meant something else?)
By
Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404 – A Novel of Aviation Disaster
Ruby Sanders (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 1)
Jared Anderson (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 2)
https://rubyandjared.wordpress.com
OneThreeThirteen – A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 1
The Hunt For Red November – A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 2
Dancing With The Fat Woman
Thou Shalt Eat Dust – A Second Chance Love Story
A Woman’s Voice: A Little Book of Poems
STALKED! By Voices

https://mystalkingblog.wordpress.com
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https://play.google.com/store/search?q=Eliza%20Ankum&hl=en

Contact emails below:
Kim Foxx Cook County State’s Attorney
statesattorney@cookcountyil.gov

Senator Dick Durbin
https://www.durbin.senate.gov/contact/email

Congressman Danny K. Davis
https://davis.house.gov/email-me/

Illinois State Representative Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch
http://www.emanuelchriswelch.com/contact.htm

Illinois State Senator Kimberly Lightford
http://www.senatorlightford.com/contact-us

Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins
http://www.maywood-il.org/Contact-Us.aspx

Maywood Police Chief Vladimir Talley
vtalley@maywoodpolice-il.org

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Remembering Dr. King My Way

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Remember Dr. King My Way – Part 1

In April of 1968, I was 15 years old and living on Flournoy Street on the West Side of Chicago.  And we hadn’t been here very long having moved from Latham, Alabama in 1966.   And I vividly recall the riots that broke out upon the news of Dr. King’s death.  I wrote about them in my fictional novel, ‘Thou Shalt Eat Dust. Continue reading

Tuesday March 20th Primary

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A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

At first, I wasn’t going to vote in Tuesday’s Primary, but the more I thought about the reason I wasn’t the more I knew I had to vote.

Over the last few years, I have cooked breakfast for a large number of the candidates, I got on the bus, literary and voted for candidates who have not done a damn thing to help me or Maywood stop the destruction of our neighborhood by the people stalking me.

It is absolutely no secret, except to those who are deaf, that I have a screaming, howling, foul-mouthed stalker.  And you’d think that at least one of the politicians listed below would have made a beeline for my front door.  But not a single one has.   And it was for that reason, that I did not vote in the last two elections.  No, I did not vote in the Presidential election.  I wanted no part of that shithole!  Because the Democrats ignored the wishes of the people (Bernie Sanders) and pushed forth Hillary Clinton.  And that’s why Trump is sitting in the White House.

But, like I said I know in my heart, that despite my misgivings, I should vote.  Here’s my plan

Governor & Lt. Governor:  Pritzker & Stratton

Congressman:  Danny K. Davis

House of Representatives Dist. 7:  Emannuel Chris Welch

Attorney General:  Kwame Raoul

Secretary of State:  Jesse White

Cook County Treasurer:  Maria Pappas

Treasurer of Illinois:  Mike Frerichs

Comptroller:  Susana Mendonza

Commissioner:  Toni Preckwinkle

Board of Review:  Larry Rogers

Water Reclamation Unexpired Term:  Todd Stroger

Water Reclamation 6 year Term:

Sheriff:  Tom Dart

Cook County Clerk:  Karen Yarbrough (I’m not a fan.  So, A No Vote here as the other candiates are unqualified)

Cook County Board of Review Dist. 3:  Larry Rodgers Jr.

Cook County Board of Review Dist. 2:  Michael Cabonargi

Assessor:  Joseph Berrios

Board of Commissioners:  Brandon Johnson

Judges:

Brewer vacancy:  Oran Whiting

Clay vacancy:  Jonathan Clark Green

Dooling vacancy:  Timothy John Leeming

Flanagan vacancy:  Judge Preston Jones, Jr.

Hartigan Vacancy:  Judge Cecilia Anne Horan

Jordan vacancy:  Judge Clare Joyce Quish

McGinnis vacancy:  Peter Michael Gonzalez

Rooney vacancy:  Jack Hagerty

Egan vacancy:  Rosa Silva

Dunford vacancy:  Thomas McGuire

Kennedy vacancy:  Scott Frankel

http://www.cookcountydems.com/candidates.htm

Information on Judges came from the following sources:

www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-judges1-cook-circuit-20180301-story.html

https://www.injusticewatch.org/news/2016/16-judge-candidates-fail-to-win-bar-support-but-will-voters-care/

https://www.jackforjudge.com/bar-ratings

By
Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404 – A Novel of Aviation Disaster
Ruby Sanders (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 1)
Jared Anderson (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 2)
Ruby and Jared (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 3)
OneThreeThirteen – A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 1
The Hunt For Red November – A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 2
Dancing With The Fat Woman
Thou Shalt Eat Dust – A Second Chance Love Story
A Woman’s Voice: A Little Book of Poems
STALKED! By Voices

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Eliza+Ankum?_requestid=300012

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?Query=Eliza+Ankum

https://www.amazon.com/Eliza-D.-Ankum/e/B00I33MKPO/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1494203217&sr=1-1

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=Eliza%20Ankum&hl=en

 

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth
https://mystalkingblog.wordpress.com

Contact emails below:

Kim Foxx Illinois Attorney General
statesattorney@cookcountyil.gov

 

Senator Dick Durbin
https://www.durbin.senate.gov/contact/email

 

Congressman Danny K. Davis
https://davis.house.gov/email-me/

 

Illinois State Representative Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch
http://www.emanuelchriswelch.com/contact.htm

 

Illinois State Senator Kimberly Lighford
http://www.senatorlightford.com/contact-us

 

Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins
http://www.maywood-il.org/Contact-Us.aspx

 

Maywood Police Chief Vladmir Talley
vtalley@maywoodpolice-il.org