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I went. It was great, peaceful and inspirational. The women I went with are having a follow up meeting tonight where we will solidify our goal of mid term election involvement.
The folks who say what did we march for? this^^
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I understand what you're saying here, but I also think it's a disservice to women to believe that they're monolithic in their political beliefs. When you can pigeon-hole an entire group of people as being in one belief system, they become taken for granted.
I agree...If women were monolithic...we could save big dollars and just have one vote for all women....however, I've never encountered 2 women with identical political beliefs...but similarities do exist.

I would bet at every march there were major disagreements in both platform and proposed action...but the only way to develop a consensus (or something close to it) is to assemble and get all the ideas out there....The good usually floats to the top eventually and exposure to new ideas is rarely a bad thing.

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women in the west are equal anyway so they have NOTHING to complain about.
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I think the violence showed the day of swearing in. The non-Trump supporters. The same that block roads, break windows, burn business' and cars. Fun loving folk. Yeah, that was them. Violence prone Trump supporters. Are kidding me?


The Right to Life women were NOT invited. They had to do their own thing a week later.

Berkley is in flames. No Trump supporters there.
Yeah...WTH is going on at UC Berkley????

Actually violently protesting....a speaker? Damn, seems just...insane.

I hope they make those kids clean up that disaster

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I think the violence showed the day of swearing in. The non-Trump supporters. The same that block roads, break windows, burn business' and cars. Fun loving folk. Yeah, that was them. Violence prone Trump supporters. Are kidding me?


The Right to Life women were NOT invited. They had to do their own thing a week later.

Berkley is in flames. No Trump supporters there.
I'm not saying that all Trump supporters are violence-prone, far from it. I'm afraid of the very few who are violence-prone, and crazy enough to act on those urges.

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I am sick and tired of everyone protesting about EVERYTHING. It is absolutely absurd. The protests stem from that segment of the population that despise Trump, it's been that way since he announced his candidacy in the summer of 2015. Combine distaste for him with his winning the election and the disappointment from seeing him in this position of authority, and many can't stomach it. He's the President. He won the election, get used to it. Maybe someone will actually do something in the White House, rather than sit on their f***ing a** for 8 years. If you went to a protest, get a job, get a life. This politically correct, "misogynisitic", "racist", liberal crap is just unbearable. Go to work, pay taxes, take care of and protect your family, be kind to others, try to get along with others, etc. Can anyone take anyone seriously who wears a vagina costume?? And who the heck protests extreme vetting, which protects us? I don't see anyone protesting locking their doors at night. This is what those who root for Hillary, those who hate Trump, the ones protesting,those who cried during the election still don't get--this s*** is getting old, and it needs to stop.
Although this behavior is very annoying, it has a couple of benefits:

1. It will ensure that the Republican party will have far greater representation in the Senate and state legislatures after next year's elections.
2. It also virtually ensures Trump's re-election in 2020.

Both of those effects are due to the fact that the vast majority of the population is repelled by seeing such senseless behavior, and will turn toward the less hysterical side, which is the conservative side.

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I'm not saying that all Trump supporters are violence-prone, far from it. I'm afraid of the very few who are violence-prone, and crazy enough to act on those urges.
So far, all of the violence has been from the left. Perhaps you should be concerned about that.

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Sorry, I wasn't trying to imply that they were monolitic but that as a group they are very important and so should be considered (in all their variety) in politics.

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I am never in favor of suppressing speech, no matter how offensive, unless it is actively threatening.

In most cases extremists speakers harm their causes more by talking than by being silenced anyway




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Yeah...WTH is going on at UC Berkley????

Actually violently protesting....a speaker? Damn, seems just...insane.

I hope they make those kids clean up that disaster
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"If you went to a protest, get a job, get a life. "

I have one full time job and two part time ones. I have a life. It involves being a concerned citizen, among many other things.
Why are people so threatened by those of us peacefully protesting. Even if you think it accomplishes nothing, so what?

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Yeah...WTH is going on at UC Berkley????

Actually violently protesting....a speaker? Damn, seems just...insane.

I hope they make those kids clean up that disaster
There's a reason people call it Berzerkly

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I typically wear my pink vagina costume when I go grocery shopping every weekend, so took more of a "been there done that" approach and skipped the march ...
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I typically wear my pink vagina costume when I go grocery shopping every weekend, so took more of a "been there done that" approach and skipped the march ...
Aaaah so that was you on People of Walmart. Mystery solved!
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I'm not saying that all Trump supporters are violence-prone, far from it. I'm afraid of the very few who are violence-prone, and crazy enough to act on those urges.
And what about the non-Trump supporters? You are belaying the facts that non-supporters are destroying what they can, disrupting traffic and from what I understand hurt some folks out in Berkeley. These fun loving folks don't scare you? The same that disrupted the swearing in and made a mess of a few business. Yet, at the womens march what of any violence occurred from anyone?

Step back and take a look at who is rioting. Truth be told, many did not attend the swearing in because of the violent riots conducted by non-Trump supporters.

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And what about the non-Trump supporters? You are belaying the facts that non-supporters are destroying what they can, disrupting traffic and from what I understand hurt some folks out in Berkeley. These fun loving folks don't scare you? The same that disrupted the swearing in and made a mess of a few business. Yet, at the womens march what of any violence occurred from anyone?

Step back and take a look at who is rioting. Truth be told, many did not attend the swearing in because of the violent riots conducted by non-Trump supporters.
I can't comment on what may have happened outside of DC. But the violence that happened in DC on the inauguration was committed by individuals not associated with the women's march, and acted independent of that movement. A good number are anarchists who would have protested regardless of who won the election:

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The Disrupt J20 group on Twitter said its anger was not directed only at Trump, and that it would also have demonstrated had Democrat Hillary Clinton won the election last November.

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The Women's March, on the other hand, was peaceful. The majority of the left do not endorse or support violent actions of fringe groups.

I will admit that my fears of fringe Trump supporters acting violently never came to pass, but I know it's a fear shared by other people. What I didn't consider was anarchists like Disrupt J20 using the planned (peaceful) protests as an opportunity to create havoc and intensify the division between the right and the left.

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