Actually, I think she should do whatever the hell she wants. I just love an excuse to sneak in some Clash (see video below).
The she in question is Michelle Rhee, DC Public Schools Chancellor. Yesterday, I read this great post that Feministing did on her engagement to Kevin Johnson, the Mayor of Sacramento, Long-distance relationships and gendered expectations. Most people’s reactions, upon hearing about their engagement, is to assume that she will give up her position in DC and move to Sacramento if Johnson wins reelection.
Which, I gotta admit, was my reaction, too. Yep, I just assumed that the woman would drop her life and move for the guy. Because that’s the way it usually is.
But Rhee has other ideas. She has no intention of leaving her position in DC, and is offended that people assume she will. Which I think is kind of awesome. They’re 2 obviously smart and energetic people. I’m sure they can find a way to make it work.
So anyway, this week’s poll is not about what she should do (that’s none of our damn business). Rather, less specifically:
Tags: long-distance-relationship, poll