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Old Jan 23rd 2017, 4:30 pm
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Originally Posted by dc koop View Post
Yep! Now get out there with yer placard and join the other wailing, weeping masses
No one was wailing or weeping.....
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Old Jan 23rd 2017, 4:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
Now who's playing the straw man card? I was only talking about the protest in DC.
The protest in DC was just one of hundreds of planned marches both in the US and worldwide. How strange to think that that particular march was any different from all the others.
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Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
Well I was out there with my placard at the London march on Saturday, there were tens of thousands of people there, and no one was wailing or weeping. In fact it was a joyful and positive event. Lots of children, some pretty funny home made signs, lots of dogs accompanying and enjoying! Mind you, good weather helped.
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Originally Posted by Nutmegger View Post
Women have learned the hard way that the only way to attain and retain their rights is to present a united front. The erosion of women's rights in one country can lead to the domino effect. I am thrilled that women worldwide realize just what a watershed moment is happening in the US. And as to your second sentence, yes, yes, and yes.
I was thrilled as well! Loved the solidarity with women around the world!
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Originally Posted by mrken30 View Post
I assume that you believe "White male privilege" does not exist in the US. The US is years behind the Europe in equality in society.
White male privilege is a played out tired old slogan.

No one can say that women in this country have not made incredible progress in the last few decades and in fact they will continue to do so.

You talk about equality in Europe yet with all the non-European ethnics who have lived in Europe for years and years and a couple of generations there isn't one leader of any European country whose ancestors came from a non European country

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I feel more sympathy for the people in this country who have seen their jobs move away and live in depressed towns and the rural poor in States such as Miss and Alabama.

Eight years of Obama didn't do much for them. The Democrat Party failed them miserably
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Well I was out there with my placard at the London march on Saturday, there were tens of thousands of people there, and no one was wailing or weeping. In fact it was a joyful and positive event. Lots of children, some pretty funny home made signs, lots of dogs accompanying and enjoying! Mind you, good weather helped.
I didn't have a placard, but I dragged the whole family to the march in Seattle and you're absolutely right - it was a very happy and empowering experience. My 14-year-old daughter, who is extremely vocal about women's rights, was thrilled to be part of something that is so much bigger than we are.
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I didn't have a placard, but I dragged the whole family to the march in Seattle and you're absolutely right - it was a very happy and empowering experience. My 14-year-old daughter, who is extremely vocal about women's rights, was thrilled to be part of something that is so much bigger than we are.
we were at the Seattle one as well!
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I feel more sympathy for the people in this country who have seen their jobs move away and live in depressed towns and the rural poor in States such as Miss and Alabama.

Eight years of Obama didn't do much for them. The Democrat Party failed them miserably
Sorry, but this is total bollocks.

I'm a socialist, have been all my life, but if people's jobs fade away (remember buggy whips?) they have to get up off their small town arses and retrain, move on, get a job in a different sector or a different town. Obama's administration delivered near full employment for gods sake!!

Even sorry-ass trumpites have to take responsibility for themselves and their families.
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Sorry, but this is total bollocks.

I'm a socialist, have been all my life, but if people's jobs fade away (remember buggy whips?) they have to get up off their small town arses and retrain, move on, get a job in a different sector or a different town. Obama's administration delivered near full employment for gods sake!!

Even sorry-ass trumpites have to take responsibility for themselves and their families.
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I feel more sympathy for the people in this country who have seen their jobs move away and live in depressed towns and the rural poor in States such as Miss and Alabama.
So we'll get around to dealing with misogyny once employment is better? Why not both?
Eight years of Obama didn't do much for them. The Democrat Party failed them miserably
They weren't in a position of power to do anything during most of that time, it's the other party that failed them more.
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And if they dont have the funds to retrain and move?

Or not smart enough to go to college?

I am first to admit I have no skills but I am also not smart enough for college or trades programs nor have the funds to retrain or access to funds.

Lots of other hurdles that block people from retraining and as the workfoce becomes more skilled requiring more education it leaves more and more out since we are not all equal in learning ability.



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Sorry, but this is total bollocks.

I'm a socialist, have been all my life, but if people's jobs fade away (remember buggy whips?) they have to get up off their small town arses and retrain, move on, get a job in a different sector or a different town. Obama's administration delivered near full employment for gods sake!!

Even sorry-ass trumpites have to take responsibility for themselves and their families.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
And it's a great pity, I hope you agree, that a protest in support of women's rights appears to have been entirely redirected as a protest against the US and President Trump.
completely untrue and baseless statement
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Old Jan 23rd 2017, 6:26 pm
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And if they dont have the funds to retrain and move?

Or not smart enough to go to college?

I am first to admit I have no skills but I am also not smart enough for college or trades programs nor have the funds to retrain or access to funds.

Lots of other hurdles that block people from retraining and as the workfoce becomes more skilled requiring more education it leaves more and more out since we are not all equal in learning ability.
I'm not going to dispute your lack of access to adequate funds to retrain or move but I think you're selling yourself short to say you're not smart enough to do so.
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completely untrue and baseless statement
I agree with you, but even if it were true, so what? The right to assemble is protected under the First Amendment, so they are free to protest under the Bill of Rights. Shutting people down from speaking out against their government, or how they perceive their rights to be handled by their country of residence isn't patriotism, it's fascism.
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