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    Women's March on Washington is poised to be the biggest anti-Trump demonstration

    Women’s March on Washington is poised to be the biggest anti-Trump demonstration

    By Perry Stein and Sandhya Somashekhar, The Washington Post Updated 2:53 pm, Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    Teresa Shook never considered herself much of an activist, or someone particularly versed in feminist theory. But when the results of the presidential election became clear, the grandmother and retired attorney in Hawaii turned to Facebook and asked: What if women marched on Washington around Inauguration Day en masse?

    She asked her online friends how to create an event page, and then started one for the march she was hoping would happen.

    By the time she went to bed, 40 women responded that they were in.

    When she woke up, that number had exploded to 10,000.

    Now, more than 100,000 people have registered their plans to attend the Women’s March on Washington in what is expected to be the largest demonstration linked to the inauguration of Donald Trump, and a focal point for activists on the left who have been energized in opposing his agenda.

    More:

    http://www.chron.com/national/article/Women-s-March-on-Washington-is-poised-to-be-the-10833059.php

    I’m going to the march in Chicago with my younger daughter.

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  • Xyzse (1656 posts)
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    1. I wish them luck on that endeavor.

    I know that as I consider things, I may say that such a mass demonstration is premature, but, I also consider activism a positive, so I wish them luck, safety and a well heard voice.

  • ThouArtThat (2753 posts)
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    2. God Speed All

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  • Smarmie Doofus (340 posts)
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    3. Are men welcome?

    Do we have to check our privilege first? ( Maybe there will be a special concession in DC devoted  to  that purpose alone.)

    Seriously… I’m assuming more details are available ( and it’s hard to believe you DON’T want pro-feminist men in attendance)… but that link is “agony in the  pop-up commercial  garden”. Where is the factual info re. the march, the details, it’s AIMS, it’s objections to Trump, etc.?

    I’m listening.

    • Peace13 (925 posts)
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      4. Not to be rude but your mother doesn't work here.

      This link is a start. Read the mission statement.  That will answer some of your questions.

      https://www.womensmarch.com/mission/

      Life's too short to vote for immoral warmongers.
    • Rider (1976 posts)
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      5. Yes! Please join us, men are welcome!

      http://womens121marchonchicago.org/

      That’s the website for the Chicago march which has links to the mission statement, details, objectives, faqs etc.

      I would be thrilled to meet up and march with you Smarmie! And fwiw I think that SV ruined the term “privilege” which was wielded like a club to be divisive. Im all about inclusion.

      (Hug)

      Peace!

       

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      • Smarmie Doofus (340 posts)
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        6. +1. N/t

      • Mick Lady (174 posts)
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        7. You're all class Rider

        I’ve always enjoyed your posts.

        Small thread drift…your handle, “Rider“, horses or Harleys? I ask because I ride both.

        What fresh hell is this?
        • Rider (1976 posts)
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          8. Horses! I have a 40 horse training farm in IL

          My husband’s a pro.

          And thanks for the compliment!

          (blushes furiously)

           

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          • Mick Lady (174 posts)
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            9. Cool!

            I grew up in training barns, working student. Hunter/Jumpers. Still a member of the USEF, AHSA and KWPN, I love my Warmbloods!

            Do you train hunter/jumpers? Would I know your husband?

            What fresh hell is this?
            • Rider (1976 posts)
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              10. Dressage and combined training so I doubt it

              I love WBs! We personally own 2 and my husband rides and trains a few more WB client horses. We typically also pick up 1 or 2 OTTBs from the track every year to train and re-sell.

              We all get so insular in our own little world and nobody steps out of their bubble except I have to say there’s been some cross-dressing going on between the reiners and dressage folks.

              For some fun!

               

               

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              • Mick Lady (174 posts)
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                11. Oh my God!

                That sounds like a blast! I love Dressage, my trainer was a stickler for it, teaching flexibility and discipline for our Grand Prix horses. Dressage is my main discipline right now in my old age. I no longer compete, but I will always have at least one horse! Friesian (Danny) and a Hanoverian (Sherman) right now. I suck at it but it’s so much fun when it goes right! Dressage experts amaze me! Please, give your husband my regards!

                Running a training stable is HARD work, my hats off to you!

                You should see the looks I get out here in Idaho (I’m originally from the east coast, retired here), they call my saddle a “postage stamp!”

                Are we off topic….?

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                • Rider (1976 posts)
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                  12. Oh hell yes OT but anything that kicks up the Womens march is good!

                  Yeah, Idaho is definitely not a dressage haven lol!

                  I’m west of Chicago so we have good access to a large potential client base. My husband’s a really good trainer so we’re always full thank god.

                  But it’s ridiculously hard work. After 30+ years, I’m tired! Am working on a 5 year plan to sell the farm in IL and move to our smaller “winter” farm in Aiken SC and just do winter boarding with the clients doing all their own self care.

                   

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                  • Mick Lady (174 posts)
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                    13. We're going!

                    To the one in Idaho Falls, we’re further north, but have friends in Rigby that want to meet up. Everyone at barn is attending the march somewhere, except for 4 very pissed off grooms!

                    I’m lucky, in my corner of Idaho, we have a healthy bunch of progressives, and we’re all politically active!

                    What fresh hell is this?