When journalist Peggy Agar asked presidential candidate Barack Obama what he was going to do about Michigan plants closing, his answer was “hold on one second, Sweetie”. She–and Michigan–are still waiting.
Dismissive or disrespectful?
The nation’s economy–and a professional journalist–both deserve a better answer than “don’t worry your pretty little head about it”.
No more “sweetie”.
You can call me “sweetie”…
when I can call you “boy”.
T-shirts, magnets, stickers, and buttons, that say “no dismissiveness” in no uncertain terms. Items have either a “No sweetie” symbol or a “You can call me ‘sweetie’ when I can call you ‘boy'” slogan.
Here’s the Geek design, the code for the end of a format:
The velvet hand in the iron glove–with hearts:
Or Goth–with skull and crossbones:
Or the international symbol–a circle with a red line through the word “sweetie”: