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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:25 PM

Hot damn, ladies and friends of ladies - Look What Happens - When "Sluts" Vote

Hot damn, ladies and friends of ladies. Look at what we did this week:

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We delivered a second term for President Barack Obama;

We not only kept control of the Senate, but increased our numbers;

We are sending more women to Congress than ever before;

We shrank the rape caucus, including Todd "legitimate rape" Akin and Richard "rape babies are intended by God" Mourdock; and

We showed that the gender gap is real, it's big, and it's not to be taken lightly or for grantedóby either party.


In other words, we kicked ass.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/10/1159772/-This-week-in-the-War-on-Women-Yep-Lady-Americans-kicked-all-kinds-of-ass


congratulations WOMEN & Friends Of WOMEN
from fellow "slut", kp

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Reply Hot damn, ladies and friends of ladies - Look What Happens - When "Sluts" Vote (Original post)
kpete Nov 2012 OP
seabeyond Nov 2012 #1
RC Nov 2012 #13
seabeyond Nov 2012 #14
RC Nov 2012 #16
seabeyond Nov 2012 #18
RC Nov 2012 #19
seabeyond Nov 2012 #21
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #25
leftstreet Nov 2012 #30
seabeyond Nov 2012 #31
Quantess Nov 2012 #2
ancianita Nov 2012 #3
alfredo Nov 2012 #4
leftstreet Nov 2012 #5
lunatica Nov 2012 #6
Quantess Nov 2012 #7
lunatica Nov 2012 #9
Quantess Nov 2012 #15
ohheckyeah Nov 2012 #11
lunatica Nov 2012 #12
ohheckyeah Nov 2012 #28
redqueen Nov 2012 #8
redqueen Nov 2012 #10
noamnety Nov 2012 #17
MadrasT Nov 2012 #23
set intentions Nov 2012 #20
MadrasT Nov 2012 #22
redqueen Nov 2012 #24
MuseRider Nov 2012 #29
LadyHawkAZ Nov 2012 #26
madmom Nov 2012 #27
Quantess Nov 2012 #32

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:27 PM

1. so, to celebrate we call ourselves sluts and spread our legs? thank you so much for being a friend

to women.

how about the strong voice of the women that were voted into office?

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:26 PM

13. The only difference between a slut and a stud is the gender.

 

These self identified "sluts" helped save our asses, along with the rest of the country.
They are not afraid to stand up, call things as they are, instead of restricting actions and speech and misdirecting from the problems that face us. They are not ashamed to be real adult, confident women, the equal to any man anywhere.

In other words these "sluts" are acting as the equals, or better, that they are, to anyone that thinks they want to put them down. They are not in any sense a 'woe is me, weak woman that needs special rules, to be protected from the real world.' They are taking responsibility for their own lives on the front lines.
Banning words is not only counter productive, but does nothing towards remedying the problem.

BTY, I like strong, confident women. I have a problem with arrogant people in general. There is a big difference between confident and arrogant.

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Response to RC (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:38 PM

14. bah ha ha ha, you had to work so damn hard to make such a ridiculously stupid argument. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:59 PM

16. We have something in common then.

 

That is what I was thinking when I saw your post. Except you didn't work so hard.

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Response to RC (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:01 PM

18. because, as a woman, i do not want to be titled slut, represented with spread legs, but the voice

of intelligence and reason that gained an election, to be heard across the nation, is a bad argument?

wow. what a man you are.

thank you for telling me i am wrong. and how i am suppose to see myself. and who i am suppose to be. you got it all over me, not.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:05 PM

19. And that is you prerogative.

 

You must allow for not all women sharing your views.

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Response to RC (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:08 PM

21. you fail. you insult with your ridiculous post, and then you fail again. nt

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:35 PM

25. It's a big "FU" to the sexists who use the term to demean strong women.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #25)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:57 PM

30. This is 2012, not 1960

The few idiots who use that term today are ostracized and look ridiculous

Why bring it back? Why would women want to 'own' a term that shouldn't be used to begin with?

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #25)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:58 PM

31. and even the progressive on this board that are on our side use the word to denigrate women

we can never own the word as long as men use sex to demean and degrade, on both side of the political. as madrast says, my sexuality is no ones concerns. i can actually address issues without resorting to sexuality.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:29 PM

2. As my slutty friend posted on facebook tuesday night,

"Go eat a bag of dicks, Mitt".

Classy comment or not, that's beside the point. They pissed off millions of women all over the country, and they lost! Women are vindicated!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:34 PM

3. 53 percent of the national electorate this year was female, according to exit poll data.

Women, overall, voted 56 to 43 percent for Obama; men voted 49 to 48 percent for him.

Ladies, Peter Morrison of Texas called us "maggots." Makes one wonder whether this name constitutes some step up in sexist talk from "slut." My take is that a dying political body is always afraid of "maggots."

My favorite quote from the article:

"...Let's give ourselves a round of applause for sending the strongest of messages to the Republican Party: No, you can't take away our health care, oppose equal pay, tell us rape is a gift, and then dismiss our anger as a "distraction" from what really matters, according to the party of old white men who think the problem is that we ladies get to vote at all.

So yes, let's be happy about this week. And then let's get back to work, because we still have a war to win."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:34 PM

4. I love sluts and rowdy women in general. Thanks for not knowing your "place."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:34 PM

5. Stupid, gross, adolescent, condescending characterization n/t


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:38 PM

6. If women want to call themselves 'slut' I have no problem with that

As long as they are the ones doing it and not Rush Limbaugh or any other person.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:43 PM

7. Well I think that's the point.

Somehow unmarried women who use birth control are "sluts", according to Rush and his fans. I think it's a bit of irony in the idea of embracing the label "slut", based on some sexist asshole's ridiculous, lopsided standards.

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Response to Quantess (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:09 PM

9. I know women who have called themselves sluts for decades

Like I said, I have no problem with that.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:56 PM

15. Okay, it looks like we pretty much agree.

Although I think it's not a flattering word. But if being an unmarried woman who uses contraception makes me a "slut", well, then I guess I am one! Stupid fucking Rush Limbaugh. I guess we're all sluts, then!

For me, it's the irony in this particular case that I enjoy. A rose by any other name smells as sweet.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:19 PM

11. Not all women embrace the term slut....

that's worse than the stupid "bitch is the new black" meme.

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:25 PM

12. Try reading my comment again

It helps to read comprehensively.

edited for spelling

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Response to lunatica (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:53 PM

28. I comprehend fine...

what's your problem? Do you have a comprehension problem? My comment was about one certain group of women not speaking for ALL women.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:18 PM

10. WOMEN voted for Obama by a huge margin. We have NO IDEA how many self-described "sluts" voted at all

I speak only for myself, but I do not appreciate having that pejorative, bigoted slur slapped on me.


When WOMEN vote, Democrats win.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:01 PM

17. Thanks.

That sums up my feelings.

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Response to redqueen (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:15 PM

23. You speak for me on this point, too. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:07 PM

20. What a vile logo...

 



I would never use the word 'slut,' even in a misguided attempt at empowerment.

And I also think the government is not responsible for your fuck sessions.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:15 PM

22. Women who aren't "sluts" vote too.

I, for one, want nothing to do with that label.

"Taking back" offensive language is not one of my hobbies.

My humanity and worth are unrelated to my sexuality. My sexuality is nobody's fucking business.

I give thanks to all the WOMEN who voted for Obama, regardless of the labels they want to embrace (or not).

I give thanks to all the beautiful PEOPLE who voted for Obama, regardless of gender, race, orientation, or any other divisive label.

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:26 PM

24. "My sexuality is nobody's fucking business." THIS!

I reject the label because it is used to demonize women based on their sexuality.

I'm sick of people using women's sexuality as a way to discredit, divide, or shame us into silence.

And I'm also sick of the collateral damage: Those girls who get the idea that they're already free to own their sexuality, and find out that societally speaking, we're actually not there yet. We are, in fact, still quite far away.

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Response to MadrasT (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:56 PM

29. Perfect response

there is nothing else to say except thank you for stating it so clearly.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:43 PM

26. I am so stealing that birth control graphic

I think I may add the words "I Vote" to it too.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:50 PM

27. I, as a woman, do not take this as an insult at all. When the

republican party, rush, called Sandra Fluke a slut, in essence they were calling all women who want to control their own bodies and health care decisions, sluts. What this OP is saying, IMO, is ok what ever you think we are or choose to call us, WE KICKED ASS!!!!

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Response to madmom (Reply #27)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:44 PM

32. Exactly. If Rush dumbass Limbaugh says I am a slut

because I think the money I pay toward health insurance should pay for contraceptives the same as boner pills

then, Rush Limbaugh can go eat a bag of dicks. Mitt Romney, too!

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