Female officers on the beat

Female officers on the beat

There are 45 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Jan 24, 2009, titled Female officers on the beat. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

Of all the career possibilities for women, being a police officer may be one of the most challenging jobs to tackle.

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Strange

Provincetown, MA

#1 Jan 24, 2009
Kind of a sexist story to single out women. What is the point of the article? All it does is feed gas on the fire.
the other side

Little Rock, AR

#2 Jan 25, 2009
How about the advantages that woman have while in law enforcement, they are usually promoted faster without spending the time as their male partners on the road, somtimes they are put into unique jobs (details) without having the experince, only because it looks good. And of course when this happens the good female police officers have to deal with the stigma that this early promotion or special assignment causes in the police department.
promote me

Provincetown, MA

#3 Jan 25, 2009
I think it is fair to say most women get promoted because of the threat of lawsuits and the whole minority thing. Most public safety jobs give blacks and women extra credit towards their scores. Not to fair if you ask me.
Lucky Man

Randolph Center, VT

#4 Jan 25, 2009
promote me wrote:
I think it is fair to say most women get promoted because of the threat of lawsuits and the whole minority thing. Most public safety jobs give blacks and women extra credit towards their scores. Not to fair if you ask me.
That was last year. This year we have the son of an African immigrant and single mom in our highest office. We have our second consecutive female Secratary of State. Affirmitave action is no more. No more excuses. If you are being passed over, you need to take a better look at the reason you are not being promoted. Have you updated your education or training? Are you in excellent physical health? Do you have a positive work record? Are you willing to relocate to gain better employment?If you were the boss, would you hire a worker with your credentials?
Gladys

Provincetown, MA

#5 Jan 25, 2009
I think promote me is correct on this one. Women in public service jobs are always crying sexual harassement and threatening lawsuits. Alot get promoted to shut them up.
In Massachusetts, the civil service exam gives preferred treatment to women and minorities. I have a relative in the state police. Personally, Women keep the gender divide freely alive.
PLAIN JANE

United States

#6 Jan 25, 2009
the dog is there to save you from her bite Which end of the leash is the dog on
Lucky Man

West Danville, VT

#7 Jan 25, 2009
Gladys wrote:
I think promote me is correct on this one. Women in public service jobs are always crying sexual harassement and threatening lawsuits. Alot get promoted to shut them up.
In Massachusetts, the civil service exam gives preferred treatment to women and minorities. I have a relative in the state police. Personally, Women keep the gender divide freely alive.
That is soooooo last years thinking!
Oh Brother

Provincetown, MA

#8 Jan 25, 2009
Female cops, female firemen always in the news. Then you wonder why we have the gender issues we face!!!!!!
bob audette

New York, NY

#9 Jan 25, 2009
Jamie did a great job on her article.

But reading these posts, this forum is nothing but "Misogynist Central"!
Lucky Man

Belfast, ME

#10 Jan 25, 2009
Big word for a small town paper Bob. Give me a minute while I crack open the old webster.
Lucky Man

Belfast, ME

#11 Jan 25, 2009
missnomer n. 1. An error in naming a person or place. 2. A name wrongly or unsuitably applied to a person or object.

Mr. audette I think you are guilty of a "missnomer" as your fancy word alludes to the following:

miso-. Indicates hating or hatred; for example misogamy.

misogyny n. Haterd of women

misology n. Hatred of reason, argument or enlightenment

misoneism n. Hatred of change or innovation.

mispickel n. The mineral arssenopyrite.

I assure you that I neither hate women nor am I stoned. Now take your two dollar word back!
bob audette

New York, NY

#12 Jan 25, 2009
lucky man - yours seems to be the lone voice of reason on this thread.

but I won't take back my two-dollar word!
other side

Little Rock, AR

#13 Jan 26, 2009
Bob, it's apparent that you did not read all the threads, or you just have a problem with other peoples opinion, which (some) are based on fact and observations not just mere feelings.
Meghan

Provincetown, MA

#14 Jan 26, 2009
There is no career anymore that is gender based, yet this is a gender based story. Go figure.
bob audette

Winchester, MA

#15 Jan 26, 2009
other side - just commenting on this particular thread.

of course, people have the right to their own opinions and also have the right to be misogynistic, but I also have the right to call them on it.

these women were promoted on their merits, and not just because they are woman.

I don't know if you know any of them, but they are pretty impressive, tough and dependable.

My utmost of respect for any man or women who goes into police or fire or rescue.

Since: Dec 08

wilmington

#16 Jan 26, 2009
how about men and women serving this country in the united states military bob? you have any respect for them, or do you think they're just bottom feeders that had no other career path to choose?
bob audette

Winchester, MA

#17 Jan 26, 2009
Marine Vet:

I spent 8 years in the USAF.

Why would you assume I have no respect for Vets just because I am talking about fire, pd and rescue?

Bob.
bob audette

Winchester, MA

#18 Jan 26, 2009
Marine Vet: I should have also said I have the utmost of respect for Veterans, active duty, natl guard, etc.

Didn't mean to leave anyone out.

Bob.

PS: my 8 yrs in the service were some of the best days of my life. There is definitely a camraderie you don't see in civilian life.
mike mulligan

Roslindale, MA

#19 Jan 26, 2009
Bob,
What you do in the air force and where did you serve?
bob audette

Winchester, MA

#20 Jan 26, 2009
Mike:

aircraft crew chief

3 years in Spangdahlem Germany on F4 (70 jets, 70 nuclear bombs. we knew what our mission was!)
3 years at Lowry in Denver (now a housing development)
2 years at Travis in California (where I worked C-5s and C-141s)

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