Lola

Terry, gracias for the ayuda; don’t stop now

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Hello Terry. It’s Lola calling.

I have been dying to congratulate you since I heard the news. Aye, but life gets so busy. I’ve had your office on the top of my to-call list for weeks. Call the Attorney General’s office. Call Terry Goddard today. Pues, tu sabes how it goes. You’re a busy man yourself.

Enough of my excuses. I just want to give you a big, giant abrazo. It’s about time someone stopped esos sin vergüenzas at the Phoenix Country Club from keeping women out of the men’s grill. Who do they think they are anyway? Having separate restaurants for men and women. Of course, the women’s grill wasn’t as nice as the men’s.

My hubby, Alberto, took me there once with some friends. I didn’t know that the women would have to sit in the other restaurant. You should have seen how mad I was. I should have sued!

Well, chalk up one for us mujeres. Pero, como dicen las activistas, “The struggle continues.”

I know the club just finished renovating the restaurant, but I want you to know that I am not going to grace them with my presence. No señor. And I told Alberto I better not catch him in there either.

La verdad is that we women still have a long way to go. I don’t have to tell you, Terry, that we mujeres still make so much less than men, even for doing the same jobs and working just as hard.

Yo digo that we actually work harder, since everyone knows women still do most of the work around the house. Most of us still get stuck buying the groceries, putting the kids to bed at night, doing the laundry . . . Aye! Don’t get me started. When Alberto runs out of chonies, he’d rather go buy new ones than load up the washing machine.

Y sabes qué? Mujeres are just as smart as hombres. So tell me why women earn 78 cents to a man’s dollar?!

Now that your office is on winning roll, Terry, why not get a team of your lawyers to start cracking down on the wage disparity. You know that with the help of my fellow hermana Nancy Pelosi, the U.S. House of Representatives overturned that stupid ruling by the Supreme Court that gave women just 180 days to sue for equal pay.

So keep going Terry! Why stop with the Phoenix Country Club? There are so many other sin vergüenzas out there.

Since we are the subject of sin vergüenzas, can I vent a little about other double standards, Terry?

I know this is a little off the subject, but it just gets me so mad! I want to know why men can “age gracefully” while mujeres are forced to un montón de “Benjamines” trying to stay young and beautiful?

I know you have nothing to do with this Terry. It’s the media that’s making men tonto. I mean, Alberto can’t stop staring at the January GQ cover with Jennifer Aniston wearing nothing but a necktie. The headline read, “Lordy, Lordy this woman is 40?” They must think we women are mensas. We all know the typical, 40-something woman can never really look that way.

And let’s not forget abut the Sports Illustrated’s Swim Suit edition – which will be on the stands until May? It’s 178 pages and not a single guy in a swim suit. Hey, we mujeres deserve equal time! Break out the Speedos!

I can’t help dreaming of the day when we not only will get to use the same restaurants as men at the country club, but we’ll make as much money and we’ll be allowed to age gracefully.

Pues adiós Terry. Keep up the good work and thanks for letting me vent a little.

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