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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:55 AM

Connie Schultz: The Many Lessons of Megan Rapinoe

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The Many Lessons of Megan Rapinoe
By Connie Schultz
July 11, 2019 5 min read

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"I think that I would say that your message is excluding people. You're excluding me. You're excluding people that look like me. You're excluding people of color. You're excluding, you know, Americans that maybe support you.

"I think that we need to have a reckoning with the message that you have, and what you're saying about Make America Great Again. I think that you're harking back to an era that was not great for everyone. It might have been great for a few people and maybe America is great for a few people right now, but it's not great for enough Americans in this world, and I think we have a responsibility, each and every one of us, you have an incredible responsibility as, you know, the chief of this country to take care of every single person, and you need to do better for everyone."


Mercy.

As I write this, Trump has yet to respond to Rapinoe's message, and we know he wants to. Megan Rapinoe is virtually everything Donald Trump hates in a woman.

She is strong.

She is loud, and outspoken.

She swaggers and swears, and wears her hair in colors dictated by whim, not Vogue.

She is openly gay and a tireless champion for LGBTQ rights and civil rights. She has kneeled during the playing of the national anthem in solidarity with black Americans and refused to sing the song at the World Cup. She knows that patriotism is not obedience, but rather an opportunity to help our country live up to its promises.

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"It's our responsibility," she said, "to make the world a better place."

She ended her speech with a swear word, which set Twitter on fire again, in a good way.

You see why he hates her.

Which brings us to one more reason why Rapinoe is inspiring. Her every public moment is a tutorial for girls and women on how to handle guys who try to shame or bully us. This happens only with our consent, and on that, Megan Rapinoe's message is clear:

Permission denied.


Swear if you want to.

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babylonsister Jul 11 OP
spanone Jul 11 #1
MFGsunny Jul 11 #2
Name removed Jul 11 #3
DENVERPOPS Jul 11 #10
Name removed Jul 11 #11
pangaia Jul 11 #4
malaise Jul 11 #5
iluvtennis Jul 11 #6
bdamomma Jul 11 #12
NNadir Jul 11 #7
onecaliberal Jul 11 #8
DallasNE Jul 11 #9
bdamomma Jul 11 #13
iluvtennis Jul 11 #17
in2herbs Jul 11 #14
questionseverything Jul 11 #18
Duppers Jul 11 #15
smirkymonkey Jul 11 #16
Blue_Tires Jul 11 #19

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:57 AM

1. K&R...

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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:00 AM

2. K & R

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Response to Name removed (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:32 AM

10. And Trump & his crew

And Trump and his entire crew of Repubs DESPISE her because of what she represents........A woman they will never be able to control, manipulate, dominate, rape.........AND, they know if they ever tried, even by force to "get" her, she could easily kick any and all of their fat asses..........(and she would love every second of doing it!)

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:36 AM

4. I think I have me a new heroine...

And I am not even interested in soccer(futbol)


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:38 AM

5. Connie nailed it

Rec

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:57 AM

6. K & R. Saw a bunch of tweets from conservatives saying this

was anti American and calling her a communist- just hateful.

Bravo to you Megan.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:01 AM

12. but they just love

Jeffrey Epstein huh???? bastards

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:12 AM

7. These little pigs, Trump, Kavanaugh, Epstein, et al...

...are going to pay; at the very least in the face of history, and strong and unafraid people like this fabulous woman will be the reason why.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:14 AM

8. Love Megan. This world needs a lot more Megan's.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:16 AM

9. Nancy Pelosi, Are You Listening

Fearless leadership is what we need at this moment. AOCis not the enemy. Donald Trump is. Embrace her fearless brand of leadership rather than repressing it. Think about what you are doing Today Trump will defy the Supreme Court. What are you going to do about it? The world is waiting.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:04 AM

13. The more Ms. Pelosi

is ignoring these thugs the more they do illegally. But then again, she's the House Speaker and I am not.


I want Stephen Miller to be mentioned because it seems like no one talks about him and his name is all over certain policies.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 06:03 PM

17. that's the truth abt Stepehn Miller- a cretin from which the cruel "policies" on immigration emanate

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:08 AM

14. I agree 1,000% DallasNE. When I'm out mucking the horse stalls every day I am grateful that

AOC is mucking the halls of Congress. Pelosi has no plan, she simply does not feel it's right to impeach. That is no way to run a country. A few weeks ago Pelosi was reported as having called Trump to convince him not to do the ICE raids because of the children, but what is her plan for the children that are right now living in cages? What is she going to do about the currently scheduled ICE raids? At Pelosi's insistence the D's approved funding for DSHS/ICE, etc., without extracting a provision to devote a portion of the funding to helping the caged children. Yesterday it was reported that ICE is quietly opening another facility to house more children and families in tents. Where is Pelosi's outrage at the continuing caging of families and children? Where is Pelosi's outrage at the R's for breaking their verbal promise to devote funding for basis necessities for those in cages? Also, for more than 30 years all the D's have done is talk about climate change and even now, facing climate disaster, all some D's in Congress still only want to do is talk.

Thank gawd for AOC and the gang of 4.

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Response to in2herbs (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 06:44 PM

18. me too

megan,aoc and connie Schultz are all heros

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:10 PM

15. I saw her speak live yesterday..

And was applauding my tv set! Love her! She should eventually run for office.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:19 PM

16. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 07:42 PM

19. Trump can't even say shit about Rapinoe

Because Rapinoe is pretty much the Jesus of suburban white women right now, and he can't afford to erode any of that support which carried him in '16

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