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Mon Jan 2, 2017, 12:26 PM

March on Washington and beyond: How women are resisting Donald Trump




In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, high school students protest in opposition of Donald Trump's presidential election victory in San Francisco. Thousands of high school students have taken to the streets in cities across the country since Donald Trump's election to protest his proposed crackdown on illegal immigration and his vulgar comments about women. It's an unusual show of political involvement on the part of young people who can't even vote yet. And experts say it can lead to increased activism when they are adults. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)(Credit: AP)
This article originally appeared on AlterNet.
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On Nov. 8, America elected a sexual predator to the presidency. Despite reeling from a collective gut punch, women who were opposed to President-elect Donald Trump channeled their sadness and rage into activism and organization.

The biggest and most well-known way women are objecting to Trump is the Women’s March on Washington, headed by three women of color and expected to draw hundreds of thousands. But women are leading the resistance in many other ways, from a teen magazine that called out Trump when the rest of the media still dealt in false equivalencies to a flood of Planned Parenthood donations made in Mike Pence’s name.


http://www.salon.com/2017/01/02/march-on-washington-and-beyond-how-women-are-resisting-donald-trump_partner/

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Reply March on Washington and beyond: How women are resisting Donald Trump (Original post)
ismnotwasm Jan 2 OP
guillaumeb Jan 2 #1
kimbutgar Jan 2 #2
ismnotwasm Jan 2 #3
niyad Jan 2 #5
ismnotwasm Jan 2 #6
niyad Jan 2 #7
ismnotwasm Jan 2 #8
Warren DeMontague Jan 5 #13
niyad Jan 2 #4
sheshe2 Jan 2 #9
brer cat Jan 2 #10
mountain grammy Jan 2 #11
ismnotwasm Jan 2 #12
kcr Jan 10 #14

Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 12:28 PM

1. Recommended.

At 10 a.m. on Jan. 21, more than 200,000 women and their male allies will gather in Washington, D.C. on the corner of Independence Avenue and Third Street near the Capitol Building and continue along the National Mall, according to an email message from Women’s March on Washington spokeswoman Cassady Fendlay. On Tuesday, march organizers announced that Gloria Steinem and Planned Parenthood would be official partners of the march.


I doubt that we will have anywhere near that number in Chicago, but we will be out and visible.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 12:51 PM

2. I worked on a job the other day and my co worker said she and her female boss

Were going to DC for the march from San Francisco. I was so excited for them. I just don't like going into big crowds otherwise I'd go with them.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 12:53 PM

3. I know this much--there will be a visible impact

If not an actual one. And this is just the beginning.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 01:12 PM

5. visible only if the msm actually covers it--wanna take bets on that?

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Response to niyad (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 01:27 PM

6. Oh I don't think they will--perhaps a token scene or two

But there is a swell of protests coming, from a variety of directions. That's the beauty of it

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 01:28 PM

7. there is that. we just have to be citizen journalists and spread our news wherever, however,

whenever we can.

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Response to niyad (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 02:19 PM

8. Yup

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 5, 2017, 08:23 PM

13. I was at the march for womens lives in DC, in April of '04. With 1.2 million people.

It was appalling how the media ignored it. The cable networks spent all day talking about Estee Lauder's death and casing NASCAR events for drunk Bush supporters.

Infuriating.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 01:11 PM

4. k and r

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 02:50 PM

9. Yup.

Don't mess with women.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 04:41 PM

10. March on Washington is only the beginning.

Women and their allies will continue as long as the predator in chief is around. The biggest problem trump will have with this, is that it involves women that he knows nothing about. We are not trophy wives willing to put up with anything he wants just to keep our sugar daddy. He has probably never been around women who fight back, who will NOT be told what to do or when to do it, who will treat him with utter contempt as well as mockery, and who will NOT stfu when he says to. We cannot be bought, bribed, or bullied into doing a damn thing. He will see us wherever he goes, at home or abroad, and we will be jeering, not cheering. And he will wonder "who are these creatures?" We are women, and we WILL be in his face and hopefully in his nightmares.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 09:11 PM

11. I'll be in DC, Jan 21st

But I looked at my husband today..he gets his healthcare through the VA, and said, you're in danger, man! You want to keep this healthcare? You better be ready to hit the streets too. I'm planning on showing up at every protest.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 11:40 PM

12. Good for you!

They'll be protests aplenty--that's a guarantee

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 10, 2017, 12:45 PM

14. I'm going, too

I think more and more are going to be ready to hit the streets. It's going to be a rough ride.

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