14915533_10209224924531992_6666314631388108672_nMy wife, showing off her sense of humor,  is wearing a pantsuit from the back of her wardrobe this morning.

She bought it at Macy’s on Union Square around the time our son was born circa 2000, for Easter, I recall. And wore it to church at Grace Cathedral and brunch at the Big  4 restaurant (named after the “robber barons” Stanford, Hopkins, Huntington and Crocker).

According to Marjorie Jolles, a women’s studies professor at Roosevelt University, pantsuits are an essential tool for American women operating in spaces historically dominated by men.

In “WTF is a pantsuit anyway?”  one author writes: “Not until the 1970s did many women finally get dressed one leg at a time — like the other half of the population.”

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

8 thoughts on “#pantsuitnation”

  1. This is the kind of cowards that locals can find on Todd’s blog:
    “AnonymousNovember 11, 2016 at 8:23 AM
    So how did it work out for Mrs. FUE and her voting pantsuit that Mr. FUE did a story on? LOL!”

    It worked out fine! HRC is beating Trump in Nevada County, pushing the misogynists and bigots into hiding onto Todd’s blog. lol.

  2. Oh no, Mr. Bill! The trolls on Todd’s blog are getting ugly — and deeply marginalized. As Paul Emery put it on another blog: “Things look good for NC though and to me that’s most important.” BTW, how can an ugly anonymous troll be more marginalized. “Fish” doesn’t even live in our community. lol.

  3. The men in “white coats” ought to visit Todd and his commentators. The latest example: “Todd’s blog did though give me the opportunity to compose a broadside of all ships cannons to sink your liberal dingey.
    Jeff may I ask who really gives a hoot whether Hillary is beating Trump in Nevada County (The land of liberal 1/2 wits)?”

    1. Todd’s blog is like a Middle Eastern nation that gives cover to terrorists. In his case, cowards who don’t sign their names.
    2. Knowing that HRC is beating Trump here reinforces that we are a diverse bunch — not a cluster of rightwing nuts. After all this is where we work and are raising our families. I have no idea what this fool does in his spare time. And I don’t want to. Yuck.

  4. Now the trolls on Todd’s blog are attacking Shannon:
    “AnonymousNovember 11, 2016 at 8:23 AM
    So how did it work out for Mrs. FUE and her voting pantsuit that Mr. FUE did a story on? LOL!
    AnonymousNovember 12, 2016 at 9:35 AM
    She was part of the failed Hillary Pantsuit Nation!”

    Scum of the Earth. Ha!

  5. Now the internet trolls on Todd’s blog are wishing I was “hiding under a desk in the Bengazi attack.” This kind of crap goes unmoderated on Todd’s blog all the time — from anonymous posters. In fact, Todd engages in a dialogue with these people, who often post late at night.

    I republish it so people in our towns can get a sense of the kind of depraved human being that Todd is, including locals such as Pastor Ron at the Twin Cities Church where Todd has worshipped; the GV “electeds” who will be reviewing a proposed housing project there on Todd’s property; and Todd’s friends and acquaintances. Todd was a former Supe, no less! And a Nevada County native! He calls Jeff Ackerman “his friend.” He donates money to Doug LaMalfa. What an embarrassment.

    “Anonymous November 12, 2016 at 7:48 PM
    Jeff is a product of the liberal brainless educational institution Cal Berkeley.
    He is not smart or an idiot liberal.
    Too bad he was not at Benghazi hiding under a desk.”

    “Todd Juvinall November 13, 2016 at 7:51 AM
    Based on the things he writes and the friends he keeps I too think he is not very bright. And he hates himself so much that is spills over to everyone else. What a a sad sack.”

    “Todd JuvinallNovember 12, 2016 at 12:53 PM
    He fell for the lying bitches tale of “videos” causing Steven’s death. ”

    This is sick stuff.

  6. Only to be topped by this.

    “All the laws and regulations foisted on America had one thing in common. Destroy the traditional Americans and give everyone else their stuff.”

    “White males and other working class people were the true victims of the way things are going. ”

    Coupled with, “He fell for the lying bitches tale of “videos” causing Steven’s death”

    And he wonders why we think he is a racist, bigoted, misogynistic village idiot?

  7. When the disease becomes that malignant one can only hope for a quick and painless death. These are diseased people,but at least they have each other…like a leper colony.

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