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Old 09-23-2016, 10:49 AM   #271
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Bill Clinton and Magic Johnson.
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I saw this coming a couple of days ago

http://www.npr.org/2016/09/23/495211...k-donald-trump
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Old 09-23-2016, 02:59 PM   #274
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Bill Clinton and Magic Johnson.
give the guy a little credit. "messing around with that magic johnson" could actually just be a really nice compliment for bill.
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give the guy a little credit. "messing around with that magic johnson" could actually just be a really nice compliment for bill.
Touché
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Fact Check 2016: Tall Tales From the Trail - NBC News

They really should just call this "Here's Your Daily Reminder Of Why You Shouldn't Vote For Trump. Clinton Has a Few Things On This List, But Seriously. It's Pretty Much All Trump Lies All the Time."

And it's fucking depressing that in 2016 we have to say that "Yes, African Americans did actually have it worse in the past."

Some justifiably blunt snark in the article on that one: "Millions of African-Americans were enslaved as property 155 years ago. That was worse. "
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What is this shit?

Donald Trump threatens to bring Gennifer Flowers to debate - CNNPolitics.com
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Old 09-24-2016, 03:25 PM   #278
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I wasn't a "feminist" before this election cycle, but I'm definitely feeling a change in my viewpoints coming on.
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As much as I like to have the side conversation of how reluctant I am to actually be voting for Clinton for reasons, I find it rather insulting and/or annoying when you hear people broadly making the statement that we simply have "two bad choices" or "no good choice."

It's annoying because it equates her to him, and they're not equal. They're not even close to being equal. Different ballparks.
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Agreed. They're not even close to being two sides of the same coin.
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Agreed. They're not even close to being two sides of the same coin.
if hillary is one of these



trump is one of these

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I wasn't a "feminist" before this election cycle, but I'm definitely feeling a change in my viewpoints coming on.
Feminism = the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

That wasn't you before?
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Cool. I hope Hillary brings the multiple women who have accused Trump of rape to the debate.
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Feminism = the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

That wasn't you before?
Nope, not really. Not actively. Didn't think the situation was that bad, and really thought everyone, especially on the internet, blows some situations out of proportion. Don't necessarily believe in equal pay, because I think it opens a can of worms. You already know I have my own issues with abortion (though I'm far more moderate on the issue, at least, than I once was). Never thought it affected me all that much (outside of mentioning in here a few weeks ago that I quit pursuing a career in sports production because I was consistently being overlooked for opportunities because people assumed I couldn't do heavy lifting).

Always been outspoken on other topics having to do with women's rights, however, it's not to say I'm anti-women or something. Speaking up for victims of rape, trying to help change the culture from victim-blaming to teaching boys to respect all people regardless of gender, etc.

I also think you know what I meant when I said "feminist" specifically with quotations, since the word is so often misused.

But, in a recent job, not in production, but with a heavily male staff, I was feeling edged out of opportunities, overlooked because of an assumption of disinterest in the subject matter being covered, etc. The things going on with Hillary because of her husband and that combined have opened my eyes to a really horrible society that I was absolutely blind to until this year.

I always feel like my conscience, and identity as far as these topics go (politics, social justice, economics, etc), is in constant turmoil as I continue to change from the really sheltered person I grew up as, to the, I'd like to think, really open minded person I am now. That open mindedness has always kept me in the middle, for the most part, so maybe sometimes I come off poorly around here for having "backwards" ideals or whatever, but it is what it is. I like being in between and exploring both sides before I fully commit to an opinion. Even then, sometimes no situation has a clear definitive for me.

So, yeah, that was rambly, but I hope most of my point got across.
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It did, and I'm glad you gave such a thoughtful response. I thought you had put quotes around "feminist" because you were maybe thinking "I don't want to be a feminist, that's a 'dirty' word" because so many people like to put feminists into a little box, they're all one thing or one way.

But now I know that's not what you meant.
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