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  •  Can't speak for anyone but myself, but (5+ / 0-)

    I'd be most interested.  From what I know if the suffrage struggle, a lot of the arguments and tactics from conservatives were not so different from today.

    I shall die, but that is all that I shall do for Death; I am not on his payroll. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

    by Tara the Antisocial Social Worker on Wed Dec 18, 2013 at 08:00:30 PM PST

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    •  You know, I am a great believer in learning (5+ / 0-)

      about the struggles of others. Perhaps because I am active in the LGBT rights movement, that is, I myself am part of an oppressed minority (though women, it seems, are actually a MAJORITY, numerically) that I crave knowledge about how others have fought their battles for civil rights and suffrage. I could write with confidence about the women's suffrage movement (not as authoritatively as David could, of course, because I'm not a professional historian) and if I did, I don't think anyone would get angry with me here.

      Part of what forms my world view is being a part of an oppressed minority. I am naturally attracted to social struggle. You'll notice, mostly, that's what I write about.

      Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

      by commonmass on Wed Dec 18, 2013 at 08:08:32 PM PST

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    •  Only the faces change, never the tactics (4+ / 0-)

      The same bullying tactics, outrage at women wanting the vote, the same demeaning name calling (the protesting women called themselves suffragists, but the RW haters called them "suffragettes" as a derogatory term), the same irrational fears of doom and gloom if women got the vote, and the same media propaganda circled like buzzards.

      It's the same today.  Exactly the same tactics to bully, taunt, demonize, and diminish anyone or any group that doesn't toe their ideological line or live and die according to their narrow minded expectations.

      Write in a progressive cause be it increasing food stamps or the Equal Rights Amendment and their war game is the same.  For them, it never gets old.

      It's still fueled by big bucks (why are some many of these assholes so rich?) and the media they control.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Wed Dec 18, 2013 at 09:37:06 PM PST

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