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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:42 PM

Do the women get to talk around here? Pelosi said

“Do the women get to talk around here?” Pelosi [said]...There was, at last, silence, & she was not interrupted again https://t.co/TLetnq3aam https://t.co/rYhBLv3ddW

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Reply Do the women get to talk around here? Pelosi said (Original post)
Lotusflower70 Sep 2017 OP
hlthe2b Sep 2017 #1
BigmanPigman Sep 2017 #6
Warpy Sep 2017 #2
BigmanPigman Sep 2017 #3
lunamagica Sep 2017 #4
Lotusflower70 Sep 2017 #5
LisaM Sep 2017 #7
Lotusflower70 Sep 2017 #8
LisaM Sep 2017 #9
Lotusflower70 Sep 2017 #10
irisblue Sep 2017 #11

Response to Lotusflower70 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:48 PM

1. I'd like to know all the men in attendance... I know it was Trump, Schumer, Wilbur Ross

and I'm assuming Kelly (COS)... who were the others?

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:28 PM

6. I read that Ross, Munching, Kelley, Mulvaney and Short were there

but that doesn't add up to 11 (even if you include 45 and Schumer).

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Response to Lotusflower70 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:51 PM

2. Good luck, Congresswoman.

Getting them to listen to what you're telling them is even harder.

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Response to Lotusflower70 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:51 PM

3. I read that in an article yesterday and it set me off

for several hours! Harris, Warren, Hillary, etc. It IS a man's world (at least in the US) We are not as progressive as we claim to be. In fact, this subject is still taboo. Very few people want to admit that we are a very sexist country, even some women and even some here on DU.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:59 PM

4. My eyes were opened last year. I never knew the degree of sexism in this country

Now I know

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:12 PM

5. Agreed

Sexism is a huge problem in this country. This election reinforced the issues. Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and many women have to fight twice as hard as any man. There is so much work to do. As a woman of color, I see it daily. I work in the corporate world. As an ambitious and driven woman, I get called names for it. But I have a tough skin, I have to. When immigrating, my mom faced so much sexism. As a single mom, I faced a lot of bs too. As a survivor of assault, I faced discrimination and blame from police officers. I am a strong and independent woman, the fight is still on and I am definitely in it.

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Response to Lotusflower70 (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:30 PM

7. Interesting, I was assaulted a couple of years ago and the police absolutely did not "blame" me.

I wouldn't say that they did anything about it (they didn't even list it in their log as an attack, just an attempted purse-snatching), but I will note for the record that they never assigned me any blame and if they did you, I'm very sorry about that.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:41 PM

8. I am so sorry

For your experience. I got the whole what were you wearing, were you drinking, did you provoke him or give him mixed signals and so on. I went off after hearing that bullshit.

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Response to Lotusflower70 (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 03:56 PM

9. Ugh, that's TERRIBLE for you. Both responses are bad.

I got into a bit of a tiff with someone here at DU when I was pointing out how powerful (to me) the Women's March was because it was so non-violent and positive. We walked by some antifa types trying to create a ruckus and the whole wall of women just moved past them and ignored them; it was a beautiful thing.

The impassioned DUer here got all up in arms about how everyone should be angry and violent about what's going on and implied it was just a bunch of clueless women out there living in a bubble and ignoring facts or whatever, and my instant take was, you're saying this to someone who lives in a city where women are assaulted every day? I can't go for a run by myself when it's dark, I'm terrified to stand at bus stops at night (that's where my assault occurred) and I have to pretty much alter my whole lifestyle around a fear of men, and now I have to listen to some dudebro lecture me about how I should stick up for antifa?

Uhhh, did I just stray off the subject???? LOL.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:53 PM

10. It was frustrating

To say the least. I thought the Women's March was a powerful and positive experience. I felt a sense of comfort and community with so many there. If we were angry and violent, we would be accused of being radicals lol. I get so sick and tired of hearing how women in other countries have it worse. I know their issues. But people that say that are trying to dismiss our concernsand they aren't doing anything to help women anywhere. I know I have a lot to be grateful for but I also know we deserve better. I have lived in big cities all my life but I am not afraid of men. Don't get me wrong, I am safe and smart but I live my life. I am sorry you are afraid. I hope you have support to help you with it.

No worries. I think I strayed off topic too. Lol.

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Response to Lotusflower70 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:57 PM

11. Hells Yes...and I Persist

deal with it.
I Speak Out.

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