Pussy Hat

I’m currently wearing a pussy hat. I know that I try to keep politics from this blog but I have been pretty outspoken on one issue: Equal Rights. Of course, I do not think that equal rights are a political issue. I believe it is something that we have been striving for and also something we should have had a long time ago. Of course, we still lack equal rights for all people. It is a simple concept and yet it gets complicated by heavy emotions and innate prejudices. I am not immune, of course.

I can never experience what it is like to be a woman. For that matter, I can never experience what it is like to be a person of color, gay or trans or a whole host of The Other. I cannot begin to guess what their life is like. All I know is from the stories I hear and the articles I read. As I have discussed, my eyes have been opening just a little bit. They open more and more as I soak in the world around me. I am learning to be less naive but also less cynical. But now I see all the injustice in the world and I cannot unsee it. It unsettles me and that is one of the reasons I feel the need to seek positivity and not anger lately.

What is bothering me lately is the division that has formed. We are so divided over everything that it has become hard to talk about the issues. For instance, it is hard to find anyone who disagrees that women should have equal rights. The problem is that people opposed to the Women’s March do not believe that the inequality exists. They believe in this country. They believe in the status quo. They believe that when the law says we are equal then we are equal. They believe what they are told. Whatever they believe, inequality is not something they believe in.

So to those people, marchers and activists are whiners or troublemakers. To people who supported the march, the people against it are racist or sexist. There are a lot of racist and sexist people still alive in this world but I do not believe there are as many as we think. I think there are a lot of good people who just do not have the exposure or the experience that would open their eyes. They call that privilege. They are privileged to not have been as exposed to all that hate. I envy them but I wish they would believe like I do.

And what if the inequality did not exist? Is marching in all the continents of the world for the rights of women a bad thing? I think it is a positive thing. That is why I supported my mom marching in DC.

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10 Responses to “Pussy Hat”

  1. Javy Dreamer Says:

    We have the right to protest. Even if we agree or disagree with the reasons of the protest they have the right to do it.

    What there’s no right to do is to destroy property and attack people. I won’t get into who I believe is behind of all those attacks, but the fact is that most protests are ebing “hacked” by masked people to push a different agenda. When you see most media pushing hate messages and even publishing cover pages on magazines about killig the president it becomes obvious there’s a bigger agenda behind it.

    My real isue is the huge amount of people who follows this like zombies. Most are just unable to explain why they are protesting, just seem like sheep driven by the shepperds of lies.

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    • Wolf of Words Says:

      I agree with the “hijacking” comment. However, most everyone I have met who protests has a good reason for it. I have a good reason for it. Most of what I read online is a movement, not a fad. I admit, I am a huge liberal but I definitely don’t post things just to jump on a bandwagon. I am just supporting the people around me who I care about.

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      • Javy Dreamer Says:

        Nothing against you. Many people have valid points for those protests.

        On my experience protesters for the most part are not even sure why they are there besides they were told to. Sometimes their reasons have nothing to do with the protest which begs the question of how many are there for the right reasons and not an agenda.

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      • Wolf of Words Says:

        I didn’t take it personally. The sea of signs I saw at the Women’s March (in every location) displayed ideas and ideals I agree with. The personal stories I have of people getting together for constructive or protective purposes far outweigh a few people who may have wandered in without a cause. Women and men of all ages were united behind a very central message with a lot of beautiful facets. I think the majority who protested at that march came with a positive message and/or left with a positive message.

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      • Javy Dreamer Says:

        Didn’t agree with the Pro abortion part. Here’s a post I did about the official reasons for the March as per the organizers: http://wp.me/p5M00r-d9

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      • Wolf of Words Says:

        It’s not pro-abortion. It’s pro-choice. I read your post. It was very respectful. This country was built on freedom of choice. The majority of this country have chosen to support the idea that a woman’s body is her own. I know plenty of people who would never have an abortion and hate the idea of abortion. Still, they would never take that choice from somebody else. It’s your choice whether or not you oppose the practice of abortion. We all have a voice.

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      • Javy Dreamer Says:

        Yes, we all do. But the part i disagree is everyone having to pay for it.

        I believe each person has the right to chose, but the tax payer has a choice as well.

        I’m against due to religious believes, but besides that paying for it forced I don’t like either.

        The same I could say of using tax money to bomb other countries, but that’s another story…

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      • Wolf of Words Says:

        And that’s your right. I have not been religious for over fifteen years now but even when I was, abortion never irked me. The difference usually boils down to when people define a life’s beginning. I have a feeling I can never convince you otherwise on that point. Watching taxes go toward something you do not agree with is a struggle all Americans face. That is why we have the vote and that is why we have the power to protest.

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      • Javy Dreamer Says:

        Yes. Thanks for the friendly chat. It’s hard to find people to talk like this about this kind of stuff. Respect is being replaced with hate and violence.

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      • Wolf of Words Says:

        I try to remain positive. Thank you for the nice chat.

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