Saturday, November 19, 2016

SCOTCH BRITE SCRUBBING DISH CLOTH & UNWANTED SEXUAL ADVANCES

Typically when I do the dishes, a sponge is my weapon of choice. Once that sponge starts to get yucky, in the trash it goes.  So a little while ago, I received a Scrubbing Dish Cloth by Scotch Brite from PinchMe for FREE to test, and I saw for myself what all the buzz has been about.

With such a vivid hue, there's no way it can be lost , and there are plenty of fun ways it could be used to dress up your kitchen. If blue isn't your color, there's a link below for more info.  It's 92% Polyester/8% Nylon, and even though it's not stretchy, the front portion of the cloth sort of feels like a bathing suit, and the back feels like a thin towel.  This blend makes the cloth both sturdy and soft, and easy to use.

For minor scrubbing, it worked perfectly well when cleaning the top of the stove, kitchen table and dishes.  When it came to hardcore work for baked on messes such as  macaroni & cheese or lasagna, I had to switch to a scouring pad.


The towel side of the cloth was super absorbent and dried quickly - almost like a paper towel, so spills were easily wiped away.

I still have one sponge on standby, but I would absolutely give this 4 pumpkins out of 5 for cleaning like it said it would. Count on grabbing a couple of these scrubbing cloths for your Thanksgiving cleanup next week.
Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrubbing Dish Clothes, 2 count, Pink
$4.98
Walmart


During the holidays, it's fun to try new drinks at parties or get togethers. Here's a great one that's not too heavy and very simple to prepare.


FRENCH 75
In a cocktail shaker, shake 2 small sugar cubes (same as 2 teaspoons)
2 Tbsp fresh Lime or Lemon juice
2 Oz. Gin
1 Cup Ice
Add in pomegranate seeds or raspberries, then top with  8 oz. Champagne or Wine.  Serve in a decorative champagne flute and you're all set.  This recipe will serve 2 people.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT
We've heard about the infamous casting couch when actresses or models sought work way back when, and we thought those days were behind us. Fast forward to 2016, and we are sadly reminded once again that it's a man's world.  Bravo to Gretchen, Laurie, Taylor  (yep, I'm talking about Taylor Swift who was groped under her dress by a DJ back in 2013) and Megyn for having the guts to tell the world that sexual harassment is still alive and thriving.  Now some may assume that receiving a compensation of $3 million or even $20 million dollars was well worth the discomfort.  

To those people I say that no amount of money can take away the humiliation or embarrassment suffered while being forced to do something against his or her will. Being kissed without permission, touched inappropriately or being forced to to listen to lewd comments is not funny or cute.   Sexual harassment and assault, just like domestic violence are crimes.  It's a shame that this man who shall not be named got away with this horrific behavior at Fox for over 20 dang years!
 
What about those who work in McDonald's, or a hospital, or a bookstore, or an architectural firm, or a cable company, or as an author? Women  are being mistreated every day, and despite their personal strength are in fear of losing their livelihoods because a man chooses to exhibit his power and control.  I shudder to think about all those women who cringe as they go to work every day having to deal with another day of torture so they can earn an honest living. 
 

If you are being sexually harassed, the first emotion you may feel is anger, but don't panic or curse your boss/co-worker out. Calmly advise your harasser to stop.  If it persists, start documenting dates, incidents, and locations.  If it's legal in your state, record it.  If you feel comfortable going to human resources, that's your next option. Even though it's illegal, be prepared for eventual retaliation, making the situation even worse.  But don't stop there, even though you may feel as if you're fighting a losing battle. The next step is to file a complaint for FREE by clicking on the site below:

How To File A Charge - EEOC


This blog specifically deals with the rights of women, but men can be abused or harassed as well.  It doesn't matter if you are purple or green, male or female, gay, transgender or straight.  No one deserves to be mistreated, degraded or disrespected.

14 comments:

  1. First I adore Scotch Brite items... I'm going to try the cloth. .. it sounds great... I use a sponge too.

    Second, I'm disgusted and saddened for woman having to deal with sexual harassment. I fear for them more now where it seems like men can get away with this. Also, yes... there is not enough money for having to deal with something so awful xox

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    1. True that, Launna. That these women suffered sexual advances to keep their jobs, or to not be believed when they tell the truth is horrific to me. Yep, the cloth was pretty neat for sure! Hope your evening is going well. Hugs...

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  2. Yep. Alive and well. >.< Even more so now with the incoming president who've pretty much passed off sexual assault as a normal thing between two guys shooting the shit. Please.

    Anyway, might give that scrubber a go for my countertops. I've been using old facecloths and it gets pretty gross right quick.

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    1. I've tried using rags too, but you're right - totally get ugly quick, or I have to keep washing the dang things over and over which I truly hate. BIG Hugs...

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  3. I think every attractive woman who has worked with men for any number of years has dealt with sexual harassment at some point. Likely even recently. Yes, it definitely still happens. If men are bold enough to do it to celebrities, who have big mouths and a team of attorneys, you know they don't hesitate to do it to more vulnerable women. But yes, I'm glad the women sued...even though money doesn't make it worth it, at least it sends a very public message to women to fight this sort of thing (and to men that it's NOT acceptable).

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    1. You make a good point, Steph. It hurts and it's uncomfortable, but the victims do need to be exposed publicly and to stop the harassment for sure. HUGE Hugs...

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  4. You've covered a lot in this post! Thanks so much!!

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    1. Hey Angela, thanks for stopping by to say hello. Sometimes my mind gets jumbled and it comes out in print. (lol) Hugs...

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  5. That scrubbing dish cloth sounds pretty neat. I always use a sponge as well for the dishes. I never heard of this scrubbing cloth before, but it sounds like it works well.

    I definitely agree with you that no one deserves to be abused and it's a shame things like that still happen.

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    1. I was surprised how well it worked, and will definitely switch to this versus a sponge. The sexual harassment hing is crazy. Hugs...

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  6. I've never heard of this scrubbing cloth, but I will keep my eye out for it. Is it washable?

    As for sexual harassment and the sexualization of women in general -- the idea that attractiveness = worth of a woman -- unfortunately I think we are a long way from stamping that out of our society. :(

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    1. I hadn't either Dianne until I snagged it for free. Yep! It washes well and still stay sin working order. You're right, we're further away than I expected for 2016. HUGE Hugs...

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  7. I'd never even heard of the scrubbing cloth but sounds good. I'll have to see if I can find one next shopping trip.

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    1. I really like how well this works.

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