Wednesday, March 07, 2007

So They Finally Fired the Astronaut Lisa Nowak

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Hell Hath No Motherfucking Fury Like a Woman Scorned.
Now, I'm not saying that Lisa Nowak isn't a nutjob. She obviously is. The woman wore a diaper to drive 900 miles to pepper spray a woman that she thought was involved with a guy that she was in love with. Never mind the fact that she was already married with kids, yada yada...
This fall from grace, though, merits questions. They canned her ass from working in space - and sent her back to work in the military. Gee, that makes all of us feel protected... But what I want to know is what part did the guy play in all of this? Sure, maybe he banged her and dumped her, figured that since she was married, nothing would come of it; or did he lead her on? What really happened?
Could he not see that he was playing with fire already? Some of us, when we start a love/sex affair (affair in any context) can see the handwriting on the wall from the very beginning; can see if the person is emotionally unstable, clingy, needy...willing to travel 900 miles in a fucking diaper and possibly kill a rival in a lover's triangle.
He didn't get fired. Or written up...or anything. I'm not necessarily saying he should...but I think that the possibility is there that he had a relationship with her that set this off, which is supposed to be a no-no. If that's the case, he should be punished as well. I mean, hell: fair's fair.
Whatever happens, I hope that this dramatic episode in space history doesn't cast a negative light on women astronauts for the future...we have enough trouble trying to maintain the right to do what we want alongside the boys as it is. We don't need them to label us a bunch of bunny-boiling psychopaths on the rag to boot.

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Blogger choochoo said...

Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "space cadet", don't it?

5:20 AM  
Blogger Jazz said...

Well, obviously, the guy had nothing to do with it.

And if a guy had driven 900 miles in a diaper to pepper spray a rival, the woman who "put him up to it" would obviously be responsible.

10:08 AM  

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