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  •  You could say women are still having to fight (5+ / 0-)

    for territory they won decades ago also. Why is regression so attractive to conservatives?

    "Onward through the fog!" - Oat Willie

    by rocksout on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 10:47:15 AM PST

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    •  It's true ... reproductive rights (2+ / 0-)
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      are definitely going backwards ... the erosion is scary ... I attribute that to apathy.

      The young professional women I work with disgust me. They take their rights and privileges for granted and would never spend five seconds reflecting on what it cost their mothers and aunts and grandmothers to secure them.

      Instead, they seem only intent on "partying" and watching reality television. Sad lives, empty and vain.

      •  With experience comes wisdom (hopefully) (1+ / 0-)
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        "Onward through the fog!" - Oat Willie

        by rocksout on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 10:59:43 AM PST

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      •  I'm happy they go out and have fun and party (3+ / 0-)
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        and don't feel oppressed with gratitude and an understanding of what they don't have to deal with.  Isn't that why we fought so hard?  So they could live their lives without those horrid feelings?  Do you also get angry at Blacks who dare live their lives without feeling burdened by the oppression their forbears had to live with and fight against?   I don't understand this need of those of us who did fight to see a  certain level of gratitude and appreciation from those who have no idea what it was once like.  I want them to never have a clue what it was like.

        And yes, I realize that much of the regression that's occurred is because not enough of them have been fighting to retain their rights.  However, feeling sickened by them for that seems more than a bit over the top.

        "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

        by gustynpip on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 11:16:51 AM PST

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    •  Old Aphorism (3+ / 0-)
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      Why is regression so attractive to conservatives?
      "A conservative is someone who is afraid to do anything for the first time."

      A little saying that I read many years ago in the newspaper.

      "We will find fulfillment not in the goods that we have, but in the good we can do for each other." ~ RFK

      by paz3 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 11:05:50 AM PST

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