June 9, 2006, - 1:42 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
They dominate college admissions. They dominate the graduation numbers. And they dominate business and law schools and their graduates, too.
So do women, who now greatly outnumber men, in all of these areas need more “confidence”? That’s what actress, hip-hopper, and former drug dealer Queen Latifah (real name: Dana Owens) claims. She is endorsing yet another stupid, meaning less national day that costs time and money to pass it through Congress: National Women’s Confidence Day. Latifah was in Washington, this week, visiting the House of Representatives to endorse this–yet another waste of Congressional resources like National Embalming Day.
Apparently it’s part of her political “toe in the water” in preparation for her announced future run for the U.S. Senate. Excuse us while we stop laughing. (We’re still laughing about “The Nanny’s” Fran Drescher’s announced plans to run for the same.) Besides, she’d have to change her name from “Queen” Latifah to “Senator” Latifah. Isn’t that a demotion?
“Women need more confidence to reach their goals,” she claims. Really? With her absurd announcement of plans to run for office, it seems maybe some women have too much confidence.
With the statistics the way they are, it’s clear that if there needs to be a “National Confidence Day” for anyone, it’s men and maybe Infidels (a/k/a non-Muslims).
But don’t look for that to happen. Or for stupid celebs to make silly pronouncements about it. And quit announcing plans to run for office.
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