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In doing so, Barry unwittingly casts a spotlight on the disturbing gender dynamics of his interpersonal relationships, even as he seeks to portray any attention to his personal life as the media focusing needlessly on scandal.
In one instance, he's miffed when his late wife Effi Slaughter Barry refuses to visit him behind bars after he was arrested for smoking crack with a mistress. In another, he accuses an anonymous woman of manipulating him with sex. And this woman had me in a compromised position. For some, it's easy to write these comments off playfully as something a crazy uncle might say, and much of the media have done that. Others have focused on his self-congratulation.
The most newsy thing to come out of a media event last Friday was his opposition to a nonexistent yogurt tax. Such colorful coverage, while often entertaining, plays into an image of Barry as a wild but lovable philanderer, just another boy with a cookie jar who can't help himself.
His behavior doesn't amount to a fluffy series of scandals but a systematic mistreatment of women. To hear Barry tell it, there are essentially three types of women in the world: the woman who traps you sleep with her occasionallyyour equal don't marry herand the woman who doesn't complain best kind. In the first category, there's Rasheeda Moore, better known to Barry as the "bitch" who "set me up," by Cheating wives in Friendship heights DC him sex and crack in her hotel room and recording it. There's also an anonymous temptress, who offers him cocaine, saying it makes her nether regions "hot.
I had sex with her. She would never have done that out in front of me if she didn't want to tempt me. In the second category, there's Treadwell, who cofounded the jobs program Youth Pride with him she's the one who inspired the "you can't have two people of equal power in a relationship" comment.
And Cora Masters Barry, the woman he married after Effi finally couldn't take living with him anymore.
Here's why his marriage with Cora didn't work out in Barry's words: "She was not as tolerant as Effi had been and I didn't expect her or want her to be. However, Effi's understanding was what had allowed us to be married through so many different issues. I couldn't expect that from Cora. In the third category, there's Effi, the wife he praised for her "understanding" and tolerance of his bad behavior.
She wasn't a jealous woman. Even the women he was cheating with may have been under the impression that he valued them more than he Cheating wives in Friendship heights DC. He wrote of his mistress Rasheeda: "I enjoyed Rasheeda's company, her conversations and occasional sex. She may have fantasized about something more than that but I didn't.
After I ed Barry's spokeswoman about this story, Barry called my cell Thursday night to say his personal life is, well, personal, and shouldn't be scrutinized for political implications. He also repeated a point he made in his book — that he hired a lot of women as mayor, and that that's a better measure of his politics.
I'm trailblazing. The implication is, if Barry treats the women in his life poorly but hires and promotes a representative of women professionally, his personal life should be overlooked or excused. When I read his quote back to him about how "you can't have two people of equal power in a relationship," he responded, "What's wrong with that? The tokenistic way that Barry writes about hiring women in his memoir is reminiscent of Mitt Romney's famous comment back in that he has "binders full of women" on file for hire. We also involved the Asian, Latino, and African immigrant communities of Washington, and the college.
In another passage on his hiring practices, Barry denies a motive nobody was considering. But that didn't mean I was sleeping with them. More than once, he's berated local officials for hiring too many women. In when Rochelle Webb was nominated to head D.
He began his attack by noting that when he was mayor, 51 or 52 percent of his Cabinet members were female. Another time he opposed the appointment of Ximena Hartsock as director of the District's Department of Parks and Recreation on the grounds that women don't care about sports as much as men do. He also questioned why Hartsock, a Hispanic woman born in Chile who'd obtained permanent residency, wasn't a citizen.
In an interview Wednesday night, Cora Barry defended his hiring record and argued that his personal politics are a product of the era he was raised in. Cheating wives in Friendship heights DC told her I'm Power relations between men and women, womens' places, all of that was an evolution. Barry's hiring of women to prominent positions was more notable when he served as mayor in the s, or even when he served a second term in the late s, than it may seem now. His office didn't make more detailed information about his hiring practices available. It does not, however, grant him an excuse to argue there are too few men in leadership positions when the opposite is trueand it doesn't make up for the way he's treated the women in his personal life.
Now fellas, here's a BIG problem. Don't be intimidated. She still needs you, no matter how many zeros she has in the bank. Even if you choose an alternative lifestyle, two is better than one. Early coverage of Barry's memoir noted that he would make an appearance on Oprah: Where Are They Nowbut a spokeswoman told me that while "a short interview with Marion Barry was completed for possible inclusion in an upcoming episode," no air date has been confirmed.
While the tokenism around Barry's professional treatment of women is especially pronounced, softer manifestations of that same sentiment can be found almost everywhere in politics, from the White House to the campaign trail. The incredible story of Marion Barry Jr. Correction: An earlier version of this article said Barry endorsed a non-existent yogurt tax. He opposed the non-existent yogurt tax. Popular Latest.
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