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22-01-2017, 07:15 PM
RE: Question about the Woman's March.
Roe V. Wade has a real chance of being overturned in this election cycle. That is just one of the many reasons for this march, Jason.
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22-01-2017, 07:38 PM
RE: Question about the Woman's March.
I don't understand why I keep seeing men ask what the purpose/intent is?

Why do people think protests need to "accomplish" something beyond showcasing existence and are not most human actions done with non focused "intent" and just done to because it's a thing to do?

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22-01-2017, 08:29 PM
RE: Question about the Woman's March.
(22-01-2017 05:41 PM)jason_delisle Wrote:  I first want to say that I am a supporter of gender equality. I also understand that many people America and the world are afraid of the future of the United States and angry with our new president. However, I don't understand what the purpose, intent, or end state of the march is? Please believe me when I say that I am in no way trying to bash the event or its participants. I just want to better understand what it is that they are trying to accomplish. I actually want to help but I am unsure of exactly where this movement is going and what feminists are hoping to accomplish. I understand that they are trying to protect woman's rights and equality but I just don't understand how protesting a president who has only been in office for two days is going to change anything. Is the purpose simply for awareness?

The puppet is obsessed with numbers. The size of the protests will not be lost on him, or on the people in his party.

The new administration is aiming to overturn Roe vs. Wade*, gut education, give polluters free rein, eliminate health coverage for millions, and waste billions of taxpayers' money paying for that stupid wall. These issues affect all of us, but especially women and children. As these issues are a top priority of the new administration, the time to protest is now, not later.

Also it's a chance for the protestors to make connections. Some of these women are from places where there's not a lot of opposition to the puppet. It's energizing and comforting to realize they're not alone.

Finally there's the Niemoller thing:

"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me."

What would speaking out have accomplished? We'll never know; all we know is what happened when people were silent because the bad stuff wasn't happening to them. I'm not going to be silent.

*I know you are probably anti Roe vs. Wade, but criminalizing abortions hasn't been shown to reduce them, it just makes them more dangerous.
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22-01-2017, 08:41 PM
RE: Question about the Woman's March.
(22-01-2017 07:03 PM)jason_delisle Wrote:  
(22-01-2017 06:59 PM)Anjele Wrote:  Ahem, I have been married three times. Also been older than each husband. It doesn't make me disrespectful toward men. The number of his marriages doesn't concern me, nor does the age of the wives. They weren't forced into marriage.
It just means you probably look darn good for your age. Wink

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22-01-2017, 08:56 PM
RE: Question about the Woman's March.
(22-01-2017 06:59 PM)Anjele Wrote:  Ahem, I have been married three times. Also been older than each husband. It doesn't make me disrespectful toward men. The number of his marriages doesn't concern me, nor does the age of the wives. They weren't forced into marriage.

Whoops... Actually the point I was trying to make (obviously unsuccessfully!) was to illustrate a counterpoint between his offensive attitude to females versus his own failed relationships with them—which I'm sure his ego would enable his blaming them.

And as someone who's the same age as the orange grub, I just can't imagine marrying someone 25 years younger than me—well, except for the "trophy bride" syndrome that a lot of older blokes seem to develop.

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22-01-2017, 09:47 PM
RE: Question about the Woman's March.
(22-01-2017 05:41 PM)jason_delisle Wrote:  I first want to say that I am a supporter of gender equality. I also understand that many people America and the world are afraid of the future of the United States and angry with our new president. However, I don't understand what the purpose, intent, or end state of the march is? Please believe me when I say that I am in no way trying to bash the event or its participants. I just want to better understand what it is that they are trying to accomplish. I actually want to help but I am unsure of exactly where this movement is going and what feminists are hoping to accomplish. I understand that they are trying to protect woman's rights and equality but I just don't understand how protesting a president who has only been in office for two days is going to change anything. Is the purpose simply for awareness?

Marches of this size always have the same objective no matter who is making them. They are a show of force. The Million Women March was made to show that any legislative changes that would threaten women's right to abortion and equality would be met with stiff resistence.

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22-01-2017, 09:58 PM
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(22-01-2017 07:38 PM)ClydeLee Wrote:  I don't understand why I keep seeing men ask what the purpose/intent is?

Why do people think protests need to "accomplish" something beyond showcasing existence and are not most human actions done with non focused "intent" and just done to because it's a thing to do?

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Bingo.

I have seen enough men posing this exact question on posts about the march to surmise they don't truly want to understand the reasons.

It's just a nicer way of saying STFU feminists, go home and shut your fat mouths.

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22-01-2017, 10:36 PM
RE: Question about the Woman's March.
Did people suddenly forget about the Trump tape? Or Roe vs. Wade, for example? Why's it so hard to understand what the purpose is?

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22-01-2017, 10:38 PM
RE: Question about the Woman's March.
(22-01-2017 05:41 PM)jason_delisle Wrote:  I first want to say that I am a supporter of gender equality. I also understand that many people America and the world are afraid of the future of the United States and angry with our new president. However, I don't understand what the purpose, intent, or end state of the march is? Please believe me when I say that I am in no way trying to bash the event or its participants. I just want to better understand what it is that they are trying to accomplish. I actually want to help but I am unsure of exactly where this movement is going and what feminists are hoping to accomplish. I understand that they are trying to protect woman's rights and equality but I just don't understand how protesting a president who has only been in office for two days is going to change anything. Is the purpose simply for awareness?

I think there were many people (not just women) who didn't think Dumpy could actually win .. and many didn't bother to vote, as they didn't like the alternative. Now they're playing catch up, and realize the option they got is FAR worse than the other.

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23-01-2017, 02:42 PM
RE: Question about the Woman's March.
(22-01-2017 09:58 PM)ShadowProject Wrote:  
(22-01-2017 07:38 PM)ClydeLee Wrote:  I don't understand why I keep seeing men ask what the purpose/intent is?

Why do people think protests need to "accomplish" something beyond showcasing existence and are not most human actions done with non focused "intent" and just done to because it's a thing to do?

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Bingo.

I have seen enough men posing this exact question on posts about the march to surmise they don't truly want to understand the reasons.

It's just a nicer way of saying STFU feminists, go home and shut your fat mouths.
I really don't see that as the case. However, I did find a link that definitely helped to better answer the question. Here it is.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.vox.com/p...sm-demands
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