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  •  I was an E wife from 88-2003. (2+ / 0-)
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    Shippo1776, Horace Boothroyd III

    It isn't just the O wives who buy into the stereotypes.  I suffered a bout of depression (  no job, no friends, having to live in base housing that looked more like welfare housing than anything soldiers' families should have to live in) and the asshole counselor at Family Services was a horror.  There I sat, a childless by choice feminist  Democrat with  two grad degrees, a professional writer and teacher and librarian, and Wiccan to boot--and her "suggestions" werePTA (ditto), apply for base jobs( I had, but spouse preference only app;ies AFTER you';re in the system, and those jobs were ones I was so over-qualified for they never even called me for an interview).  In other words, she bought into the dumb hick, uneducated, right-wing Christian, perpetually pregnant image.

    And when I had to go to dental for my overseas screening, the S.O.B LT (Navy)  couldn't understand why I was annoyed about forms STILL listing me as a dependent rather than a spouse.  HIS wife didn't mind, he informed me, and SHE had a master's degree.

    I looked at him and said, "I'll meet her master's, raise her one, and throw in a Phi Beta Kappa key. NOW am I allowed to be insulted?"

    He threatened to withhold my permission to go to Japan because of my attitude.My husband's squadron CO got involved and called the dentist's boss.  He had to call my husband from his CO's office and apologize profusely. That happened because the CO was African American and this guy hadn't been more than barely polite to his wife either, likely because of race.

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 01:13:28 PM PST

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