Monday, 23 January 2017


" It looks mighty fine" 

The Pussy march impressed me. 


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  1. My two favorite photos from the marches were: two male police officers in Portland, Oregon wearing pussy hats, and an 80 year old woman (an immigrant from Colombia) sitting in a wheelchair with a sign that said,"Now You've Pissed Off Abuela!" Haha!

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    1. Can u send me the police photo!

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    2. I'll share it on your Facebook page!

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    3. Shit, I couldn't find the really good photo, but I found another one for you! 😼

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  2. Unfortunately Trump wont listen to the message..i wish he could , but he's not capable...

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    1. the only comment the orange shitstain made was "why didn't these people vote?" WE DID VOTE, you asshole, just not for you!

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    2. You know i hate to say it but that was my first thought too... i wonder if all these people voted....?

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    3. I think it's a reasonable question!

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    4. @jinxxxygirl: I thought that too when I was out at the march.
      There were two Bernie supporters (they had signs) who found themselves through the throngs. One was, I could just make out a snippet of convo, wholly unrepentant in her having voted for Bernie. She also asked the other Berner if there were any more of them around. It was as if they were some secret society. Guess she was glad to have to march now?

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    5. Keeping in mind that Hillary got many more votes that Trump, they probably did vote, it just didn't do them any good. Thought our preference system in Oz was shitty enough, but their college system makes it look good.

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  3. I'm a gay man in Iowa. My daughter is knitting a pussy hat for me. Gonna wear it fucking everywhere.

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    1. Lol i may have to adapt my naked chicken hat!

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    2. Into a pussy! Albert will be pleased

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    3. Happyman, you rock!

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  4. Arleen who reads and comments on your blog went to the march-her description is moving. The power of blogs to make me laugh and cry in one morning. https://acceptingchanges-maybe.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Just read it...........i agree

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  5. Funny, made me smile, thanks.

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    1. Bet it was the first pussy that did that!

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  6. we need men to get involved as much as the women. thank you for getting involved, john.

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    1. I am the biggest pussy here!
      I'm soooo in

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    2. anne marie
      my son marched in Tucson for his sister
      a few photos on my blog.

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    3. The men got a shot out from the speakers !
      The police were fabulous, a well run protest,

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  7. Yes! It was a wonderful day. I was happy to be amongst the 175,000 in Seattle, Washington!

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    1. Zoe! You are a herox

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    2. Not a hero, just a concerned citizen and a proud feminist! :)

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  8. As a counterpoint, check out Jon's post on Lone Wolf...

    My daughters were both in the Seattle march. Very proud of them.

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    1. I read it and commented ( albeit it on his previous post) he enjoys throwing in a grenade

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    2. I always read others' viewpoint. I think it is dangerous to read/listen to only those with the same thoughts...you don't learn anything that way. And that is why I've read Jon's posts for a bit now. But yesterday's "change the toilet seats, change the mattresses" was a bit too much. Such talk is not a "counterpoint." It is racism, pure and simple.

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  9. http://image.oregonlive.com/home/olive-media/pgmain/img/oregonian/photo/2017/01/21/-677ee1439b4fe28d.jpg

    I totally love the police in Portland.
    We used to live there, our dog was a big hit with the mounted police .. he loved horses.
    The are big and strong and manly but every one that I ever met was kind and polite and nice...

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  10. Be careful . . . you'll get a reputation as a pussy expert.

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  11. DC march was an unforgettable experience. Women, men, kids, white, black, Latino, Asian, Native American, straight, gay, trans (one trans who was so beautiful that I couldn't figure out which way he/she was going, but it was going to be a hit either way), and dogs. No cats. They were represented by pussy hats. :) Truly a moving experience. That a crowd that size was so respectful of each other was in itself an accomplishment. And a lot of them were thanking the police and secret service for working the event.

    Now, if the movement can just weather the inevitable growing pains ...

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  12. My daughter numbered among the demonstrators in her city, Chicago. I feel a measureless pride in that assembly, and in her.

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  13. It was amazing to see the world wide turnout!

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  14. Ours in San Francisco was really well-visited. -a sea of pink pussy hats in the rain.

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  15. I really wanted a pussy hat, but I don't knit. A great, joyful, meaningful peaceful day was had by all in attendance. I came home and was told by my family how proud they were of their old mom and my heart filled even more.

    John, we know we can't change trump, but we can influence congress and that is where much of the power lies.

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  16. Truly I think the world has gone mad. I just don't get it; a purposeless march that achieved nothing. There is so much real and horrific oppression of women in countries and cultures around the world and so much that women in the free world could do to help their sisters. Maybe time to get up in the helicopter and have a look around at the world. Sorry to say this but the pussy march makes me ashamed of my sex.

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    1. Oh dear...! I thought it underlined a principle
      Any demonstration against a wrong is good isnt it?

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    2. I get where you are coming from Riona and I can see your point. Public events like that do achieve many good things and sow seeds for greater - public marches throughout history have focused peaceful dissension against oppressive government. Ghandi, Dr King have both wielded these as a powerful weapon. The Women's March would have given some people recognition of a very real loss of personal freedoms and rights, provided others with a starting point for action, a fundraising focus for some for the public battles ahead and a place to meet motivated volunteers who will assist to keep those fights going. And yes, a bit of mob rule, holier than though, or 'look at me Mum I'm on tv' for others! Good and bad. Appreciate your comment, it made me think. And apologies to John for the 500 word essay on your blog, I will strive to be better or if I can't, to shut up!

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    3. Im happy for anyone to comment as long as there is no abuse...comment away !

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  17. Isn't it a question of proportion?

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    1. Who says how big should something be?

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  18. How many little girls in our country suffering FGM in the name of cultural diversity, hundreds maybe thousands. Who is marching for them?

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    1. Everyone needs an advocate, too bloody right!
      Hopfully once a stong outhpiece, demonstrator, force for good
      Always one!
      Let us all champion all of the weak eh?

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    2. Are you, Riona?

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    3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38878298

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  20. I attended the march in Portland, Oregon. It was wonderful. So many people with so many issues, all uniting and peacefully protesting. It was wonderful. My daughter knitted me a hat (that's Zoe, upstream of this comment, the Seattle marcher) but they needn't be knitted. I saw some fleece pussy hats too.

    And, for the people who are questioning the point of the marches, well, collective energy and focus are what we need to effect change. If this was a catalyst for millions of people to really work for change, then the marches did all we could hope for.

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    1. I saw some brilliant hats made out of folding over and sewing up 2 sides of a pink hand towel! So many different hats, all wonderful. :D

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  21. I think 'the pussy march' sounds derogatory.

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  22. Been at work too long today no idea what this was and didn't want to Google in case got some results I didn't want if you get my drift. I have now caught on.phew

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  23. I agree. Protest is important. Sometimes, it has no effect. Often it does and history proves that. I found this empowering and hope it leads to more protest, more action, and actual benefit.

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  24. I marched and am proud to have done so. It was a day to remember. Now we have work to do!

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