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Can we take a minute to thank all the men who came along to march and support us ladies today?

Can we take a minute to thank all the men who came along to march and support us ladies today?

Yesterday was one of those days where everything my fiance did was bugging the shit out of me for no good reason. Just stupid stuff that was grating on me after a long week of work.

But today he rolled out of bed at 7 on a Saturday (unheard of - good luck getting that guy up before 9 on a weekend), and stood outside to direct traffic and support all our fellow marchers for several hours. When I asked him why he just said "why wouldn't I? It's important!" Definitely a keeper.

I know so many of you had some incredibly supportive men - partners, husbands, brothers, sons, fathers - march today. Thank you all. Take a minute to brag on them!

(Edited to not drag on my fiance so much. He doesn't deserve that.)

My favorite sign that I saw a man holding today was "Men of quality do not fear equality."

This can never go away, this needs to continue to get posted over and over and over again. This should never be forgotten

This can never go away, this needs to continue to get posted over and over and over again. This should never be forgotten

Its too bad they successfully convinced people the controversy was over the choice of words (especially pussy), instead of the actual contents of the quote.

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My poster for the Women's March on DC tomorrow! RIP Carrie Fisher.

My poster for the Women's March on DC tomorrow! RIP Carrie Fisher.

Normally I'm not one to capitalize entire comments but I've been with twox literally since it was created and I'm just completely disheartened that mods have let it turn into a fucking punching bag for (male) posters with nothing better to do than harass (presumed) female redditors.

OH MY GOD THESE COMMENTS

OP YOUR SIGN WAS OBVIOUSLY MADE WITH A LOT OF LOVE AND CARE AND WHO GIVES A SHIT WHO SAID THE FUCKING QUOTE OR THE FACT ITS BEEN CHANGED TO FIT THE MESSAGE OF RESIST FROM PROTESTORS. LEIA WAS IN STAR WARS. SHE WAS A BAD ASS AND SHE RESISTED AND REBELLED AND DID IT ALL FOR THE HOPE OF A BETTER TOMORROW AFTER LOSING EVERYTHING. SHE BECAME AND INTEGRAL PIECE OF THE FIGHT FOR WHAT SHE BELIEVED WAS RIGHT AND THATS WHAT FUCKING MATTERS. EVEN IF SHE DIDNT SAY IT SHE EMBODIES THAT QUOTE.

FUCK ALL THE ASSHOLES IN HERE NOW, JESUS CHRIST.

[IFF] My signs for the women's march. #commanderintweet

[IFF] My signs for the women's march. #commanderintweet
[IFF] My signs for the women's march. #commanderintweet

Implying that disagreement is unpatriotic, being willing to bully/threaten companies into doing what he wants, propaganda, xenophobic rhetoric, appeal to nostalgic "great times," idolization of the military and implication that dissent should be punished, attacks on journalism (not journalists - the entire field of journalism) and "the elites," empty praise of his supporters as strong, smart and the rightful heirs of a legacy that has been denied to them. I can probably think of more if you need them.

Here's a summary of fascism from wikipedia:

Fascists believe that liberal democracy is obsolete, and they regard the complete mobilization of society under a totalitarian one-party state as necessary to prepare a nation for armed conflict and to respond effectively to economic difficulties. Such a state is led by a strong leader—such as a dictator and a martial government composed of the members of the governing fascist party—to forge national unity and maintain a stable and orderly society. Fascism rejects assertions that violence is automatically negative in nature, and views political violence, war, and imperialism as means that can achieve national rejuvenation.Fascists advocate a mixed economy, with the principal goal of achieving autarky through protectionist and interventionist economic policies.

Other than the "war and imperialism" part, Trump fits the bill pretty well.

Republicans' new 'heartbeat' abortion bill is based on bad science.

Republicans' new 'heartbeat' abortion bill is based on bad science.
Republicans' new 'heartbeat' abortion bill is based on bad science.

If personhood begins with a heartbeat, then don't take grandma off life support when she is brain dead. As long as her heart is still beating, she is a person and it is murder to remove her from life support. Now pay for her hospital care until her ticker gives out. Same thing for the twenty-year veteran with the bad head injury which led to brain death- wait until his heart gives out in forty years. Or the two year old whose head was smashed in by an abusive parent. I mean, If personhood is based on heartbeat, we need to examine both ends of the spectrum, right?

Because if they are only looking at babies, then this isn't about heartbeats. It's about control.

Obamacare repeal may cost women $1.4 billion a year in copays just for birth control.

Obamacare repeal may cost women $1.4 billion a year in copays just for birth control.
Obamacare repeal may cost women $1.4 billion a year in copays just for birth control.

Friendly reminder oral contraceptives are often used to regulate periods and many symptoms related to menstruation. Birth control is a misleading name because it makes people think thats all it's used for. Its medication like anything else.

Scotland: Woman successfully sues alleged rapists after judge rules that "through an excessive intake of alcohol... (she) was incapable of giving meaningful consent."

Scotland: Woman successfully sues alleged rapists after judge rules that "through an excessive intake of alcohol... (she) was incapable of giving meaningful consent."
Scotland: Woman successfully sues alleged rapists after judge rules that "through an excessive in...

She wasn't in control of herself. Her eyes were rolling in her head. She couldn't stand up straight. She couldn't speak to me properly.

If you lose control of motor functions and speech you're too drunk to consent to anything.

Oregon lawmakers file bill to protect reproductive healthcare. HB2232 would protect free birth control and require coverage for other services, including well-woman care, prenatal care, breastfeeding support and testing for sexually transmitted infections. HB 2232 would also cover abortions.

Oregon lawmakers file bill to protect reproductive healthcare. HB2232 would protect free birth control and require coverage for other services, including well-woman care, prenatal care, breastfeeding support and testing for sexually transmitted infections. HB 2232 would also cover abortions.
Oregon lawmakers file bill to protect reproductive healthcare. HB2232 would protect free birth co...

Men also benefit from free birth control coverage, as well as STD testing, and prenatal care (unless Men somehow magically grow out of the ground, rather than a Woman's uterus)

Also Men definitely are getting a say in this, your comment is kind of laughable considering there are more Men than Women deciding the fate of this bill.

You can go shave your back now. Bye.

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