Women rally again, this time on Cambridge Common

A human wall on Cambridge Common

Connie Chow was among the several thousand people who took to Cambridge Common today to continue the resistance.

Jessica Chapel was there as well:

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I thought

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the hats were now racist on account of some men get periods and some women have penises?

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Nope

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You lost us at "I thought"

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I can see how

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"thought" would be difficult.

Protip: Try harder than childish insults. It's very easy to outsmart a child.

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Well,

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For one, you somehow conflated racism for sexism. But let's be real, you're going to be a homer for anti-American Trump-first policy anyway. Go ahead with your anti-liberal/democrat comment and prove me right anyway.

Let's not forget Trump was ready to sign a new DREAM Act for the DACA recipients. I look forward to your mental gymnastics.

Also, you are most definitely the child in any of these discussions. Don't act otherwise.

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Whoosh!

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you somehow conflated racism for sexism

I hope for your sake you aren't actually confused about that one.

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Dunno

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Maybe it was a bad joke. It certainly wasn't funny.

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https://www.freep.com/story

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https://www.freep.com/story/news/2018/01/10/pink-pussyhats-feminists-hat...

But this time when marchers take to the streets in cities from Lansing to Las Vegas, there could be fewer pink pussyhats in the crowds.

The reason: The sentiment that the pink pussyhat excludes and is offensive to transgender women and gender nonbinary people who don't have typical female genitalia and to women of color because their genitals are more likely to be brown than pink.

"I personally won’t wear one because if it hurts even a few people's feelings, then I don't feel like it’s unifying," said Phoebe Hopps, founder and president of Women's March Michigan and organizer of anniversary marches Jan. 21 in Lansing and Marquette.

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Nah

The plan all along was to get men to counter the movement with penis hats then all the women would take off the pussy hats and point at the men and say "look at all the retards with penis hats!".

Epic fail.

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Nah

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This isn't about men - except for men being expected to behave themselves like adults with self control.

Sorry to burst your freudian mommybubble.

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And we still don't know who

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And we still don't know who the sexual harassers are on Beacon Hill. The Globe broke that story months ago. No one cares.

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Enough with the vulgarity.

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You can't criticize Trump for being vulgar and then go out and be even more vulgar in a

public setting

. Show some respect for yourself and others.

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Sure they can

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They can wear pussy hats and dress up like vaginas because they're the good guys.

They can also rise to the ranks of big media and Hollywood and from atop that lofty perch,

1. Lecture the rest of us about the virtues of sexual liberation for women, and how we shouldn't be such prudes
2. Pump out a steady stream of soft-core porn and dub it 'edgy' art that only a country-fried rube can't appreciate
3. Hold rape parties in their offices and lecture us some more about women's rights when they get caught

Because they're the good guys.

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Poor little boy

So threatened by women exercising their rights.

Run along until dinner time. Your dad is making meatloaf - and no lectures to him about how he's oppressed by feminism or you'll eat in your room again.

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Exactly my point, Swirly

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Note the insults that, if reversed, would open the man to a charge of misogyny, chauvinism, and disrespect for the fairer sex. She probably even believes she's the victim here and is has to lash out since her back's against the wall.

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Spoken like

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Poor sad little bunny - all neglected in the feels by a woman who won't serve him.

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Attention everyone!

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Roman is CRANKY! Someone had a rally and it WASN'T ALL ABOUT HIM!!!j

Edit: Roman, are you actually such a dimwit that you think the same individuals are doing all the things on your absurd list of strawman positions? Damn, I think you are!

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I have to point out 2 things:

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I have to point out 2 things:

1. If you find pussy hats offensive, you must hate animal shelters. They're ears, for goodness sake.

2. Vaginas are not shameful things that should never been represented or talked about.

I will never understand why the US is totally fine with movies that show people's heads exploding, or guts falling out, or someone getting stabbed in the eye, but will freak out at the mere hint of a nipple or genitalia.

We are sending the wrong message to our young people- be ashamed of your body and sex, but violence is A-OK.

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It's worth listening to the other side

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...not Roman's side, we all know where he's coming from, but there's more to the pussy hat controversy than your representation of it. There are many women who find them problematic for many reasons, many of which still obtain even if we accept your interpretation that they're purely intended to represent cat ears and nothing else (we'll just conveniently ignore all the "Grab this" signs). You might want to read this, this or this. Or just do some googling. There are other perspectives worth considering.

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I've read various articles. I

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I've read various articles. I do think there's a nuanced conversation to be had about the effectiveness of the hats, whether it's the right symbol, etc.

But I really don't think they're offensive, which is what I was responding to previously. (Except in that everything is offensive to someone.)

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Que?

1. If you find pussy hats offensive, you must hate animal shelters. They're ears, for goodness sake.

Women chose one of the most docile and defenseless animals on the planet to represent their movement? An animal that completely relies on domestic duties to maintain a hint of a useful symbiotic relationship - sit around and look cute until you are too old to be cute, then you best get in that kitchen and clean up the mice or we are trading you in for a younger model.

"Look at us, we are soooo cute!"

Capecoddah likes his women to have WAYYYYYY , more self-respect and viable qualities.

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Are you trolling? That's a

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Are you trolling? That's a broad brush you're painting these women with, and I can't honestly believe you think all those women are wearing the hats just to be "cute".

As a society we should be capable of debating actual merits of various arguments, instead of name calling, making fun of, or otherwise deriding the "opposing side".

Men, women, we're all Americans that want the best for our country. I think a lot of us want to subtract the hate and have real discussions. Putting aside the merits of pussy hats or someone's sign, I'd be happy to hear your view on women's position in society and how best to tackle the issues they're currently facing.

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No

Are you trolling?

No.

I honestly think using a cute, cuddly completely domesticated defenseless animal as an icon for a movement is about the daffiest move in the history of movements. (unless cute cuddly and domesticated is what those chicks are going for).

Meow.

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Okay, well hopefully in real

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Okay, well hopefully in real life you're more open to talking about substantive issues instead of making fun of a small aspect of a much larger conversation.

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Actions/words

making fun of a small aspect of a much larger conversation

It is my opinion that choosing to wear cute domesticated kitty ear hats for a political rally is the only aspect at hand. I am not "making fun" of them. I am calling them morons point blank. *They* are making fun of *themselves*. Or, once again, they may be mentally disabled, and in which case I withdraw my disgust, but implore that someone inform me of any mass otherly-mentally-abled gatherings in the future.

It would be funny in an ironic way if they all went Negan/Lucy along with wearing the hats but no, they wear the hats to show how docile and fragile and cute they are. Look at them!

Their actions speak louder than your words. If they had any sense they might use words instead of kittens.

Edit: No, wait... SAFETY PINS!!!!! I remember the safety pins. I forget what they were for. The thing is, I spent a few minutes trying to finish the sentence "Wearing pussy hats as a rally cry is as dumb as....". I honestly could not quickly think of anything dumber. Safety pins!! Yeah. Good times.

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One strawman at a time

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I don't find the hats offensive, I find them silly.

I do find public displays of genitalia offensive if it's done to troll for the sake of trolling though. Doubly offensive if the trolling is accompanied by accusations of vulgarity and inappropriate behavior and admonitions against such behavior. Triply offensive if the admonitions are directed specifically at people who are guilty of nothing other than holding beliefs that sex is a private matter between consenting adults and not something to slather over everything. I'm not a fan of other sorts of bathroom humor either.

I'm not particularly keen on graphic violence either. It has its places in art, but I don't go in for the Saw movie type gratuitous violence or the shoot-em-up games. Same thing with nudity. It has its place, but when I pay money to see a film, I'm not expecting porn.

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I miss the leftist rally puppets.

I have said it before and I will say it again... a leftist whinefest ain't nothing without puppets. Big confusing puppets.

But the confusing pictures speak a thousand words.

Picture #1 - Pussy is so awesome, we wear pussy hats. Walls are so great we praise wall with a human wall in detailed costumes. Look at us!

Picture #2 - We emulate president! Look at us!

Picture #3 - Ultra-conservatism is my thing. Look at me!

Picture #4 - Whitest rally EVER! Look at us!

Picture #5 - Trump supporters are very interesting to talk to. Mask says "Don't look at me" but futuristic Nazi astronaut-in-training costume says "Look at me, inferiors, or taste Zyclon B!".

Picture #6 - Person is angry about something so much that they bought some pins to express their emotions. I guess it is a safe non-partisan stance that still allows them to say "Look at me!" without committing to anything in particular as to why we should look at him.

I look forward to more rallies.... in Cambridge.

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You seem very upset by

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You seem very upset by yesterday's rally.

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I like the giant inflatable rat

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When I was but a lad in Philly, in the unenlightened cave days of the late 90s and early 2000s, the local Teamsters would always have a giant inflatable rat at their picket lines. Kind of a cute fella, from a certain perspective. I miss that critter.

It just isn't the same up here. All they do is send goons. No artistry. No soul.

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You missed more than that, petal

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I have said it before and I will say it again

Oh, we know. Trust me, we know. So maybe next time can we just boil it all down to "capecoddah is enraged at not being the center of creation" and skip the rant?

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Both side are acting like spoiled brats!

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Meanwhile the adults in North and South Korea are showing the world how adults can compromise at least during the Olympic games.

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Whoaaa there

Those people in the pictures are grown people acting like fools, most likely. There is a slight chance they are all retarded or something and if so we should applaud their courage and pluckiness.

I *am* compromising by letting them act that way in my country and not calling ICE on them.

Think before you type. Your lack of understanding of what compromise is, is as ignorant as thinking that the above pictures show "women exercising their rights". Everyone has the right to wear a stupid hat and when women do it, I assure you, fear does not make the list of what normal people think.

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It's not...

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...YOUR country. It doesn't belong to you and it doesn't belong to the autocrat-wannabe in the White House.

Think before you type.

Physician, heal thyself.

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What the actual...

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What the actual "both sides" are you even talking about, anonbabbler, and what does any of it have to do with the Olympics?

p.s. here's a thought exercise for you: one side says "anons should be free". Other side says "anons should be enslaved". So let's just split the difference and pat ourselves on the back because we're "adults" and we can "compromise", hmmmm?

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Group of women turn out to improve their lives

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Group of basement-dwelling morons who can't find a better way to spend a January thaw weekend amply demonstrate why such action and fighting for continued legal and cultural progress is necessary.

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