Women are superior
I would like to second Carol Dover’s letter of April 20 advocating equal pay for women.
At a very young age, I shed the mantle of male arrogance and recognized the superiority of women. Mother, classmates, wife, colleagues, then students confirmed this. Women are not only physically superior, they are far more complex creatures than we can ever hope to be. I think they’re smarter as well.
Still, they earn only 77 cents to every dollar a man makes for equal work. Women I have worked under and beside have been every bit as capable, if not more so, as their male colleagues.
In my field of education, women teachers I worked with were more conscientious, better educated, better prepared, harder working and, more often than not, better suited for leadership roles than men. In 20 years, 18 women in my district were chosen as Teacher of the Year. Thankfully, I worked in a field where women received equal pay for their work.
Among a certain segment of the population, Ronald Reagan has achieved almost godlike status, yet he did a great disservice to women when he opposed the Equal Rights Amendment and contributed to its defeat.
It is time we set things right and give women the respect and wages they deserve.
Tom BauerMorro Bay
Ann, Mitt can afford it
In her letter to the editor on April 17, Edith Mascolo of Los Osos expressed that “I have nothing against stay-at-home moms and women who choose to do it and can afford to have that choice. ...”
Mrs. Ann Romney can afford to have that choice, and raising five boys with “help” or without “help” really should not be of any concern.
The bottom line is ... she and Mitt can afford it!
No warm-weather trips
Recently, I have seen several articles that discuss the adverse psychological effects of global warming on humans. Assuming global warming is real, it’s bad, there is something we can do about it, what we can do about it isn’t worse than the disease, and some people’s psyches are in fact adversely affected, I can’t help but think the psychological effects of the media’s attempts to sell newspapers, magazines or air time by scaring people into believing global warming will be our ruin are much worse than the psychological effects of a degree or two of temperature increase.
If global warming is such a plague on the human psyche, all those poor people who vacation in warmer climes must be basket cases by now. To combat the impending crisis, shouldn’t we write our state and federal legislators demanding laws be passed that forbid anyone (especially children who are the most vulnerable) from taking a vacation to a region possessing warmer temperatures than one’s permanent residence?
Preventing child abuse
In recognition of April as Month of the Child and National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the San Luis Obispo County Child Abuse Prevention Council wants to thank our community sponsors and volunteers who helped make the 34th annual Children’s Day in the Plaza a successful child-focused and family-friendly event.
We want to recognize the San Luis Obispo County Child Care Planning Council, First 5 San Luis Obispo County, city of San Luis Obispo, YMCA of San Luis Obispo County, Jaffa Café and New Times for their generous support. In addition, we want to highlight the Grizzly Academy for providing a platoon of volunteers who provided much-needed assistance with event set-up, help with booth activities and cleanup.
As we complete our April activities to promote an understanding of early child development resources, emphasize our need for quality child-care services and showcase local family strengthening organizations, we begin planning for the 35th annual Children’s Day in the Plaza on April 13, 2013.
Please continue to support our efforts to grow healthy children and build strong families every day of the year.
Executive Director, SLO County Child Abuse Prevention Council
Thanks to Moose Lodge
This is to say thank you to the Moose Lodge of San Luis Obispo. For the past three years, it has opened its doors to Friends of SLOCO Access. This is a group of people in wheelchairs.
Once a month, on every third Wednesday, we meet at the Moose to enjoy each other and a meal, which is provided by the Moose at a very minimal cost to each person.
Each year, they allow us to have our Christmas party at the lodge at no cost, and they also allow us to use the kitchen for free.
Things are tight for most clubs these days, and the Moose feels the pain, too. But they have never once asked us to pay. I want to congratulate them and say thank you! For some of these people, this is the only social adventure they have.
San Luis Obispo