The Village News & Views April 12, 2017
Wednesday Get Over the Hump Free for All
Good morning, Village Meeses! We’ve made it to another Wednesday. It’s Day 83 of the Resistance.
Fair warning, I’m about to dedicate the larger part of today’s posting to a lot of tweets I didn’t write, which make a point that is probably, in this crowd, preaching to the choir. But I wanted to, and so you are stuck.
In the, “tell us something we didn’t know already… oh, you didn’t know?” department:
Al Giordano set off a quiet storm by tweeting this:
Celinda Lake's data places middle-aged women at the head of resistance. Feel free to share your thoughts as to why:https://t.co/BEtJjD2lX0
— Al Giordano (@AlGiordano) April 5, 2017
243 replies and counting. Here are a few.
— DayleSPennor #resist (@AugiesGrammie) April 5, 2017
— Katherine Morgan (@rinnyred64) April 6, 2017
@AlGiordano Because we've allowed ourselves to be bullied, denigrated, and devalued in the name of "love." FUCK THAT SHIT. We empower and believe in US.
— Alessia M (@MangoLessie) April 6, 2017
— Vikkie Suie (@suievikkie) April 6, 2017
@AlGiordano Gen X in particular accomplished everything men do. And more. Degrees, career, and family. Plus, the unpaid work of care! We are over it.
— Nikole Morris (@niki_morris) April 6, 2017
@AlGiordano We're the resistance bc we remember a world before RoeVWade and all women in the 60's-70's fighting for what we have today
— Marianne Edwards (@IMarianneE) April 6, 2017
@AlGiordano Middle-aged women already tried respectability politics & learned there's no safe skirt length or acceptable tone if we r demanding equality
— #Hilluminati (@EBlumberg11) April 5, 2017
— Shelly4 (@Aargh4Shelly) April 6, 2017
— Stellaa (@stellaaaa) April 5, 2017
@AlGiordano We lived through employers and professors that continually discounted or brains and our worth. And we are done.
— teresamccarthy (@teresamccarthy) April 5, 2017
@AlGiordano 1. Middle age women have always been the under credited engine of grassroots and 2. This time it's pretty damn personal
— Yasmin Lucero (@yasminlucero) April 5, 2017
@AlGiordano Women lead the Resistance because we remember what it was like before Title IX. We will never forgive the US for burying our 1st woman prez.
— Karen Springer (@SpringerKM) April 5, 2017
@AlGiordano Because no one is going to do it for us. Ever.
— Pat(ricia) Keller (@materialculture) April 5, 2017
— Vicky Del Rio (@victoriastudio2) April 6, 2017
@AlGiordano I fought all these battles in the 60's, '70's. HRC won my vote: qualified, progressive, with heart. Hate won, so I'll fight anew.
— FlowerInFaith (@FlowerInFaith) April 5, 2017
@AlGiordano We remember women's lib, ERA.
We grasp big swath of HRC attacks fr 90s-now
We've seen enough death; we know our time=limited.
— Susan A. Kitchens (@susankitchens) April 5, 2017
— Momentary Grace (@momentarygrace) April 5, 2017
There were many, many more.
This message keeps showing up in some form, over and over again on my feed:
Actually, Hillary is a deeply relatable figure to many women. Why were we always erased & dismissed by the media?
— 👩🏻💼 (@bitchyologist) April 3, 2017
It appears and re-appears because so many women are still feeling like we haven’t been heard, or like we’re only a noise, not a cry of consequence. That’s why I chose to give this space over to the women and to their, our, words.
Thank you, male allies who acknowledge the truth of our experience and respect our accomplishments, our intelligence and the tensile flexibility of our steel determination.
We will always remember those who are with us and never forget those who never were and never will be.
Now a shout-out to our women Resistors in elected office and the public eye:
Does Sean Spicer understand the depth of the Holocaust? Does anyone in the Trump Administration get it? Sad! Sean Spicer should step down
— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) April 11, 2017
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) April 10, 2017
Every single day more than three women lose their lives because of domestic violence. We can’t let this continue. https://t.co/ciLVLziZd6
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) April 11, 2017
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 7, 2017
In the comments, let me know who among our female elected officials you listen to and admire. I chose women of color for today, because they awe and inspire me, knowing the extra obstacles they have to overcome. But there are many amazing congresswomen, councilwomen, mayors, governors and more.
And now your daily dose of Art, and Purrsistence…
— DailyArt (@DailyArtApp) April 9, 2017
Always be sure to organize your kittens in their respective containers. A structured upbringing is very important to a kitten's development. pic.twitter.com/ZbAbMioFhB
— Daily Kitten (@DailyKitten) April 10, 2017
current mood. pic.twitter.com/5TXINBvNW4
— Cats Daily (@CatsDaiIy) April 11, 2017
Thank you for your patience. Love and peace, Village! Enjoy your Wednesday gathering.
We are #StrongerTogether
We are #TheResistance and #WePersist
All are welcome!
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