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2020-10-28 10:04:24 AM  
Trump, last night in Wisconsin: "Suburban women, you're going to love me. You better love me"
The GOP would love to repeal the 19th amendment, as they win if only men get to vote.
 
2020-10-28 2:25:09 PM  
Wasn't supposed to be what way?

You get to kick a serial misogynist (if not much, much worse) out of a job.

That's actually the way it's supposed to be?  Maybe I'm missing the nuance here...
 
2020-10-28 7:36:52 PM  
The 19th amendment gave women a vote. That's it.

The next 100 years have proven plenty of them aren't much better as people than the menfolk who vote republican, too.

Mencken explained this in a pithy comment once.
 
2020-10-28 7:37:22 PM  

downstairs: Wasn't supposed to be what way?

You get to kick a serial misogynist (if not much, much worse) out of a job.

That's actually the way it's supposed to be?  Maybe I'm missing the nuance here...


It wasn't supposed to take hours of risking Covid to have nonzero confidence that her vote would be counted.
 
2020-10-28 7:39:13 PM  
The 19th Amendment gave *white* women the right to vote. Women who weren't white had to wait several more decades, because America is terrible.
 
2020-10-28 7:40:01 PM  
Philadelphia.
Black woman.
Requests mail in ballot.
Never shows up.
So she shows up in person to vote.
4 hour line.
Wonders how many people saw the size of the line and just didn't bother.
So do the GOP who love to see this exact thing.
 
2020-10-28 7:48:11 PM  
Might as well turn out in droves to fight for your rights, especially with a 100 year anniversary under your belt.
 
2020-10-28 7:48:54 PM  
Your job's a joke, you're broke
Your love life's DOA
It's like you're always stuck in second gear
When it hasn't been your day, your week, your month
Or even your year, but...
 
2020-10-28 8:05:17 PM  
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2020-10-28 8:05:36 PM  

leeksfromchichis: The 19th amendment gave women a vote. That's it.

The next 100 years have proven plenty of them aren't much better as people than the menfolk who vote republican, too.

Mencken explained this in a pithy comment once.


Yep. For how venomously Fark blame progressives for Trump's win, more white women voted for Trump than for Clinton.
 
2020-10-28 8:11:20 PM  

bluejeansonfire: leeksfromchichis: The 19th amendment gave women a vote. That's it.

The next 100 years have proven plenty of them aren't much better as people than the menfolk who vote republican, too.

Mencken explained this in a pithy comment once.

Yep. For how venomously Fark blame progressives for Trump's win, more white women voted for Trump than for Clinton.


It's important to remind us that you're the real victim here.
 
2020-10-28 8:21:03 PM  

downstairs: Wasn't supposed to be what way?

You get to kick a serial misogynist (if not much, much worse) out of a job.

That's actually the way it's supposed to be?  Maybe I'm missing the nuance here...


You assume facts not in evidence: that her vote will be counted and the result will be against Trump, and that everyone who wanted to vote that day was able to navigate that line and do so.

But given how the 19th functioned, throwing black suffragettes under the bus so they had to wait, spending four hours in line (even though you requested a mail-in ballot) is a reminder not unlike a Passover Seder. In that sense it is appropriate. However, voting is not intended to be a religious observance but a human right. It is also a process we go through to decide who gets representation, and four hour lines unfairly exclude people who have to work or take care of their children.

In that sense it is a violation of the stated foundational principle of this country, that all people are created equal. It is merely consistent with how this principle has been applied.
 
2020-10-28 8:30:08 PM  

austerity101: The 19th Amendment gave *white* women the right to vote. Women who weren't white had to wait several more decades, because America is terrible.


I'm glad you knew that (I didn't know that). In fairness, she makes that point very very explicit.

" I work for a newsroom named for the 19th Amendment. Our logo includes an asterisk, a conscious recognition of the Black women who also fought for the right to vote, but who were blocked from the ballot by White women who sacrificed them for their access to the franchise. It was with these dual realities in mind that I especially looked forward to voting this year, the centennial year of suffrage, 55 years after the Voting Rights Act. "
 
2020-10-28 9:44:48 PM  
WOMEN
SHOULD
HAVE
VOTED
FOR
THE
WOMAN.
 
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