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12.02.2017 (50 Days Ago)

It's Saturday...and anything goes.

Juli Briskman
Juli Briskman
50 days ago 16 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:

Does her name ring a bell? Maybe you'll recongnize the picture.

 

The picture, snapped by a White House photographer traveling with the president as he left his golf course in Sterling, Va., went viral almost immediately. News outlets picked up the story when it appeared in a White House pool report. Social media began hailing the unidentified woman as a “she-ro,” using the hashtag #Her2020.

 

Julie Briskman

 

Yes...her name is Juli Briskman. Her employer, government contractor Akima LLC, fired her over it.

 

In a Saturday interview with HuffPost, Briskman, this 50-year-old mother of two, said she was stunned that someone had taken a picture of her giving Trump the middle finger.

 

As the photo circulated online, Briskman decided to tell Akima’s HR department what was happening when she went to work on Monday. By Tuesday, her bosses called her into a meeting and said she had violated the company’s social media policy by using the photo as her profile picture on Twitter and Facebook.

 

“They said, ‘We’re separating from you,‘” said Briskman. “Basically, you cannot have ‘lewd’ or ‘obscene’ things in your social media. So they were calling flipping him off ‘obscene.’”

 

Briskman, who worked in marketing and communications at Akima for just over six months, said she emphasized to the executives that she wasn’t on the job when the incident happened and that her social media pages don’t mention her employer. They told her that because Akima was a government contractor, the photo could hurt their business.

 

BTW a male colleague kept his job after recently posting lewd comments on his Facebook page that featured Akima LLC as his cover photo. This colleague was reprimanded for calling someone “a f%*king Libtard asshole” on Facebook, but was allowed to delete the post and keep his job.

 

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  •  Fred wrote 50 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    She will be long remembered.
     
       
     
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  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 50 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Double standard and she probably has a Eocene complaint
     
       
     
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  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 50 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    My daughter and I discussed what happened to Ms. Briskman at length when it happened. The treatment was clearly disparate.
     
       
     
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  •  Cayce_Crown wrote 50 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Happy to report that she has $132,000+ in a GoFundMe (not started by her) and that there is always more love in the world than fear, despite the rampant misogyny and small mindedness that seems so pervasive.
     
       
     
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  •  Rona_Gura wrote 50 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    It is so unbelievable to me what is going on in this world. How does Fred say it, "What is upside down is right side up?"
     
       
     
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  •  Rick_Raymond wrote 50 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I wish I had a position I could hire her for.
     
       
     
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  •  Gideon_Schein wrote 50 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Does this really surprise anyone? The Senate just passed the most socially damaging bill in a 150 years. And, while the sexual harrassment juggernaut continues there are already signs of backlash.
     
       
     
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  •  NeilHollander wrote 50 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    No means yes . And yes means no .

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