Hot Female Hedge-Fund Managers from Planet Wharton  

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
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12/22/2005 6:55 am

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Hot Female Hedge-Fund Managers from Planet Wharton

April Fools’ Day, 1980 - New York City’s transit workers go on strike, challenging a city on the brink of recovery from one of its darkest periods of the 20th century. New Yorkers, used to the world’s most efficient public transportation system, adapt and overcome; bicycle sales go through the roof, as do sales of athletic shoes. Eleven days later the strike ends; Mayor Koch is hailed as a hero, I am still a frustrated virgin, and commuters are riding the old red trains once again.

However, a response to the strike sparks a fashion trend that lasts the decade, a fashion trend almost as popular as not sleeping with Voodoo.

Yuppie chicks in sneakers.

Yup, you remember them... maybe you were one of them. Hot, lusty, female currency traders who kept their (I dunno - did they have Jimmy Choo’s back then?) work shoes in a tote and wore their Reeboks to work.

It was a look that became iconic for women's independence and the more important trend of women joining the workforce in numbers, and especially in roles, that hadn't been seen before.

This trend has continued, despite the efforts of the Religious Right to keep women close to the hearth. Southern Baptists assert, "A wife should humbly and willingly submit to her husband." Heh... I say only if she's into that kinda thing.

Women in huge numbers are assuming responsibilities once reserved exclusively for men. Are we in the beginning of what scholars will call the "Post-Feminist" age, where gender is no longer an issue? Don't know yet; but I do know that I can no longer walk into HR, grab my junk, and ask, "Which one of you cupcakes wants to blow me first?"

Christmas, 2005 - New York City’s transit workers go on strike, challenging a city recovering from its darkest period ever. New Yorkers, used to the world’s most efficient public transportation system, adapt and overcome; many, remembering the salvation that the Brooklyn Bridge brought four years prior, brave the wind and cold and walk. Internet sales go through the roof; Mayor Bloomberg is hailed as an ineffectual boob.

But what response to the demi-crisis will last? I’m not in the City, so I can’t observe. Are people wearing moon boots? Tan leather work boots, Upstate hick - style? Cross-country skis?

Perhaps parkas will replace long cashmere overcoats? Or maybe it won’t be fashion - related at all... could car pooling get a boost from this? Telecommuting has lost much of its momentum, will the transit strike give home offices a kick in the ass?

We’re only a few days into this, so it’s far too early to figure out any cultural trends that will result from the strike. However, one thing is clear:

Women still don’t want to sleep with me!

(Well... except for tranqed-out news columnists.)

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
12/22/2005 11:54 am

At this moment, they're saying the strike is over. The union voted to go back to work, 36-5-2. Which is higher than the vote to strike, which was 28-10-5. (Yeas, nays, abstinsions.)

Right now in Brooklyn, a judge is going to be deciding if Roger Toussiant, the head of the union and two other officials are in contempt of court, for allowing a strike.

It's going to take until sometime tomorrow to get everything working again. But the transit workers have been ordered to go back to work at the next possible shift, which is the 10 PM to 6 PM shift. It will also depend on how many workers do manage to get to their jobs. They ride the transit system too. But they expect subways to be up by morning and buses sometime tomorrow or so, as they have to be inspected before they hit the road.

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
2053 posts
12/22/2005 3:09 pm

MissAnnThrope - But what about fashion???

rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
12/22/2005 5:08 pm

If it was the point of this post, I'd wax philosophic about the fact the strike strategy was a 'no go' this time around and why that might be. But since it isn't the the point, I'll just say, uh, Choo?

Sorry. Cold season.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

need2havfun76 40M

12/22/2005 5:11 pm

hatI foresee a rise in the sales of the boots that look like sneakers, making them more popular than they already are, and a lot of those rubbers, that you can slip onto a dress shoe. I wonder if they are disposable like a condem or if you re-use them for just a winter, or a particular shoe. Whatever works I suppose.

Happy Holidays, and a fun filled New Year.

rm_VoodooGuru1 49M
2053 posts
12/22/2005 8:48 pm

[blog 1hotwahine] - Bless you!

Need2havfun76 - Those crossover shoes are great, almost bought a pair. But then I saw the thermal rating. I live in the sticks right now, and trudging hours through forests with two feet of snoe requires Sorels.

frogger1995 39F

12/23/2005 9:14 am

Consider yourself lucky... I wouldn't mind sleeping with Maureen Dowd.

demonicsexkitten 41F
10671 posts
12/23/2005 10:15 am

"A wife should humbly and willingly submit to her husband." Heh... I say only if she's into that kinda thing.

and... it's all your fault for living in NY. I'd sleep with you. Hug and kiss you for sure. might even make love to you. (yeah: that's a bit more than you were wanting... but i'm sure you won't object TOO much to "more than sleep").

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
12/23/2005 4:11 pm

You know therapy works wonders. Merry Christmas Hoo Doo and Mar!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
12/24/2005 2:16 pm

Thank you.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

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