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Sparkly

(24,167 posts)
Sat Mar 24, 2018, 10:40 PM Mar 2018

It is still not hip to be With Her.

It wasn't hip to be with Susan B. Anthony and Cady Stanton, either.

Then it wasn't hip to be with Suffragettes who were beaten and jailed before the 19th amendment in 1920.

Then it wasn't hip to be "mannish" or "unwomanly."

Then it wasn't hip to want to keep your job, after training returning GIs to do it.

Then it wasn't hip to object to economic oppression or social repression, but you could be medicated.

Then it wasn't hip to be feminist, because pro-equality must = anti-men.

Then it wasn't hip to be for women, because nobody wants to be a militant feminist.

Then it wasn't hip to imagine we weren't already equal, because we are. If you don't get that, YOU must have issues.

Then it wasn't hip to speak up about sexual discrimination, harassment, domestic violence etc., because you women said you wanted equality.

Then it wasn't hip to support a woman who'd survived all this for president, because we're so past all that, we're post-feminism. That's so old! The hip thing is to be so arrived, that we oppose the woman. That's how up-to-the-minute we are.

Now we're so up-to-the-minute, she is persona non grata. The woman who went further than any other. The woman who was ahead of her time, all the time. The woman who deserves us to cheer and champion her. Instead, the message is, "Go away." and "If only it'd been Bernie or Biden..."

SOME day, people will realize how screwed up the national sexist psyche is, and how steadfastly strong she was.

Call me unhip. I'll always be WITH HER.

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It is still not hip to be With Her. (Original Post) Sparkly Mar 2018 OP
K&R Well said and I totally agree. justhanginon Mar 2018 #1
Yes shenmue Mar 2018 #2
K&R... Perfect... radical noodle Mar 2018 #3
K&R! Aristus Mar 2018 #4
+1000 (nt) ehrnst Mar 2018 #5

radical noodle

(8,047 posts)
3. K&R... Perfect...
Sun Mar 25, 2018, 04:42 AM
Mar 2018

I continue to be with her, and always will be. I had hoped our country would be better than this. I am sad for all we've missed by not having her as our president.

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