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  •  Uhm, global financial revolution (1+ / 0-)
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    trueblueliberal

    Or marching for perception of female dress and rape issues at a time like this???

    This is no time to be pitting marches against each other. That's all we're saying. Don't take offense.

    This is just insanely fragile and important right now and it's all about the message and images.

    This will fall right into the media's hands as ammo against OWS and will not tell the audience it was planned for months. I can see it already. Not like what I say will change anything anyway.

    •  For women who have survived rape... (2+ / 0-)
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      SadieB, schnecke21

      ...only to be told even by members of law enforcement, who are supposed to be standing up for their right not to be raped, that they were "asking for it" because they didn't go out in baggy sweatpants and a baggy hoodie—or for those who want to stand in solidarity with them—I'd imagine the list of priorities is in something of a different order.

      That you're telling them that their concerns don't matter, are just "female dress and rape issues" that pale in comparison to the cause you support, is deeply offensive to me as a feminist ally.

      "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

      by JamesGG on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 01:46:49 PM PDT

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      •  It doesn't matter how offended you are (0+ / 0-)

        No one cares.

        The reality of this situation is that however offended you are, OccupyWallStreet will be negatively impacted by SlutWalk. An economics-based lefty protest needs a parallel sexuality-based lefty protest like I need to eat more fat and donuts (hint, I don't).

        If SlutWalk doesn't care about its negative impact on OccupyWallStreet, hey, no worries, right? But someone doesn't have to dislike SlutWalk to see the simple truth that it will be very disruptive and problematic for OccupyWallStreet.

        SlutWalk has a perfect right to march if they want to, but they will negatively impact OccupyWallStreet.

        (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
        Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

        by Sparhawk on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 01:51:41 PM PDT

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        •  Wrong. (0+ / 0-)

          And you are not the King of OWS.

          OWS is run by a General Assembly, they will decide with whom to affiliate and under what conditions.

          Have faith in them, they know what they're doing. They are not the children and losers the corporate media keeps telling you they are.

          Truly the destruction of the earth only results from the destitution of its inhabitants, and its inhabitants become destitute only when rulers concern themselves with amassing wealth. Caliph Ali, 7th century

          by SadieB on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 02:18:35 PM PDT

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      •  Care (4+ / 0-)
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        I care how offended you are.  And I am offended, too.  It reminds me of the old gay rights rallies where the transgender folks and the drag queens were told not to come lest they 'taint' the movement with 'uncomfortable' images.  There was 'important work to do' and someone would get to them eventually.  Bleh.

        Meet me in Cognito, baby

        by out grrl on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 02:38:30 PM PDT

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    •  No one is pitting marches against each other (2+ / 0-)
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      worldlotus, felix19

      except you, in your head.

      On the Left we have a tradition called Solidarity, and an understanding that all liberation struggles are one and the same.

      Truly the destruction of the earth only results from the destitution of its inhabitants, and its inhabitants become destitute only when rulers concern themselves with amassing wealth. Caliph Ali, 7th century

      by SadieB on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 01:57:53 PM PDT

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      •  Re (0+ / 0-)
        On the Left we have a tradition called Solidarity, and an understanding that all liberation struggles are one and the same.

        Ever wonder why "the left" fails to accomplish anything most of the time?

        (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
        Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

        by Sparhawk on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 01:59:47 PM PDT

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        •  The Left has accomplished EVERYTHING (1+ / 0-)
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          that ever made life worth living. Every positive change in society came from the Left, and we have won far more often than we've lost.

          Which side are you on, man? How can you not know our history?

          Truly the destruction of the earth only results from the destitution of its inhabitants, and its inhabitants become destitute only when rulers concern themselves with amassing wealth. Caliph Ali, 7th century

          by SadieB on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 02:21:37 PM PDT

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