I’m so happy that Bernie Sanders is speaking up about this. I’m happy he is on our side. And yes, there are a lot of us that voted against “Donald” and if we fight together we CAN become his worst nightmare.
Before the bunting and barriers are even cleared away from Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump, hundreds of thousands are likely to attend the Women’s March on Washington the following day, 21 January.
“A march of this magnitude, across this diversity of issues has never happened before,” said Kaylin Whittingham, president of the association of black women attorneys. “We all have to stand together as a force no one can ignore.”
The Women’s March now has almost 200 progressive groups, large and small, signing on as supporting partners. The issues they represent are as varied as the environment, legal abortion, prisoners’ rights, voting rights, a free press, affordable healthcare, gun safety, racial and gender equality and a higher minimum wage. Men are invited.
More than 300 simultaneous local protests will also occur, across all 50 states, and support marches are planned in 30 other countries, organizer Linda Sarsour said.
“We have no choice. We need to stand up against an administration that threatens everything we believe in, in what we hope will become one of the largest grassroots, progressive movements ever seen,” said Sarsour.
Trying to do my reading for tomorrow and I had to put my book down because the anger just came bubbling up again. Reproductive control of women. Abortion wasn’t even illegal until it became surgical. The only thing illegal about abortion was if someone did it to an unwilling woman.
Women didn’t want to use condoms because they were associated with prostitutes, but also because they took away the only thing that gave them any control over their sex lives. “Sorry honey, I might get pregnant” was the only thing keeping their husbands from having sex with them with or without consent because of course marital rape wasn’t even a thing until the 1990s.
Abortion became illegal because men were afraid of the population decline. Ahem, let me just change that slightly to “white men were afraid of white population decline because Black fertility rates were still high” and then hey! Great segue into eugenics and forced sterilization that disproportionately affected immigrants, people of color, and disabled people!
So you know… racism. Sexism. Ableism. All linked through pro-life ideologies. Religious mandate my ass.
When even Bernie Sanders says now is not the time for a protest vote, you should probably listen to him. Dear God, either Trump or Clinton will win this election. Please don’t aid in Trump gaining any ground. Clinton has now adopted almost 80% of Bernie’s platform. What don’t people understand? Clinton will work with Bernie, and his ideas, while Trump is the opposite of everything we worked for. Trump doesn’t believe in climate change, equal pay, changing the tax bracket so that the top 1% don’t rule this country, the right to choose, the rights of LGTBQIA people, the rights of people of color, working with the outside world, or a new, clean, progressive energy system.
We don’t have the luxury to ponder a vote for a third-party candidate.
If you TRULY believe that Clinton is evil, she’s obviously the lesser of the two - and voting for a lesser-of-two-evils candidate who can win would be better than voting for an ideal candidate who will lose. I cannot state this emphatically enough:Whatever you think of Hillary Clinton, under no reasonable assessment is she “just as bad” as Donald Trump. The demonizing of Clinton reached a peak this week with the Republican convention acting as round-the-clock infomercial promoting the Lucifer-like qualities of Hillary. If a stupendous claim is made enough times, many will believe it―the truth is pliable. Clinton is far from a saint, but the truth about her record bears little resemblance to what Trump allies scream.
Hillary’s political opponents believe that she is highly capable―except when they are trying to beat her in an election. Then she is evil.
There is no reason to apologize for supporting Hillary or hedge your bets by saying that both candidates are equally terrible. But, I understand that you may have deep philosophical differences with Clinton and are considering voting for a third party. Please think very hard before actually doing that. I support third parties and have voted for a few. But this is not the election to cast a presidential vote that way.
I’m listening to Indivisible on NPR and they’re discussion people being perceived as voting against their best interests. A Trump voter called in saying his kids are on Medicaid and he’s been on food stamps, but he’s pro life and that’s the most important thing.
So, what someone may or may not do with their uterus is more important than HIS OWN LIVING CHILDREN.
That doesn’t sound very pro life to me.
This show tries so hard to make politics into a conversation rather than an argument, but honestly, 85% of the time it’s just plain infuriating.