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Re: “Has Trump kickstarted a new wave of feminist activism?

Simon Jester, fifty-three percent of women did not vote for Trump, as you said. So 53% of women are not anti-women.

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Posted by Tom Martin on January 14, 2017 at 5:29 AM

Re: “Let the Yorktown remind us of the fight for religious freedom

Foghorn Leghorn, the Little Sisters of the Poor are not being forced to fund abortion.

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Posted by Tom Martin on January 14, 2017 at 5:11 AM

Re: “Has Trump kickstarted a new wave of feminist activism?

To even vaguely equate the aftermath of the AME Church shootings to the post-election blues is disgusting beyond belief. Does the liberal echo chamber, that is apparently the readership of the Charleston City Paper, have no shame? News flash: more than half of the voters in South Carolina (and the US for that matter) woke up Nov. 9 not with your shared sense of unfounded dread and despair, but with a renewed hope for America and the return of common sense over Political Correctness and an end to the Progressive agenda running amok. It might help if you actually talk with people who do not share your collective worldview before alienating half of the Charleston population.

Also, the Tea Party movement started while George W. Bush was in office. It had nothing to do with President Obama, except for the fact that he continued to spend our country into bankruptcy (doubling the National Debt). That, after all, is what the TEA Party movement was protesting. Taxed Enough Already.

Third, I think it's important for women to be involved in politics. It's not a "man-only" arena, but this "march" on Washington is really protesting the wrong problem. If women are upset about the election results, it's not Donald Trump's fault. They should look in the collective mirror. Fifty-three percent of women didn't vote for Trump. If they had, Hillary would be President-elect. Are 53% of all women "anti-women"? I don't think so. Perhaps Hillary was simply a flawed candidate. I'd bet Bernie Sanders supporters have a few things to say about that.

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Posted by Simon Jester on January 13, 2017 at 5:19 PM

Re: “How not to depict Trump-wave feminism

Do we really think that if the white author depicted an African American female "super hero" punching Donald Trump it would've been more warmly welcomed? If anything, it seems that the whole concept should've been replaced with a more tasteful one.

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Posted by bw4 on January 13, 2017 at 4:37 PM

Re: “How not to depict Trump-wave feminism

I appreciate this perspective and wish I'd spent some time in my story discussing the lack of people of color in these meetings and events I attended. Diversity and inclusivity were topics I explored in my interviews because all of these groups were indeed overwhelmingly white privileged women. And there were discussions at these meetings about checking privilege, reaching out, and finding those organizations and people who've already been hard at work fighting for social and racial justice. But the story of white women of privilege, who've taken their rights for granted, waking up to the very real fear of progress rolling back has been spontaneous and interesting. Infusing the trenches with new blood can only help create momentum and get women of all persuasions to the table where important decisions are currently being made by old white men.

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Posted by Stephanie Barna on January 13, 2017 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Fake news and the miseducation of Dylann Roof

The incoming administration - Kelley-Anne Conway - spreading FAKE NEWS!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmGoPFophe…

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Posted by tupper29406 on January 13, 2017 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Advocacy and action groups you can get involved with today

Forward-thinking people should know about our 20-year-od coalition, the SC Progressive Network, which includes a Charleston chapter. Find us on FB and Twitter, and check out our web site for details (including a mass rally at the State House on Jan. 21.)
Bookmark http://www.scpronet.com.

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Posted by Becci Robbins on January 12, 2017 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Blotter: You and me and the devil break free

"The man had no idea how the mysterious microphone had ended up in his car."

I bet it was the Russians!

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Posted by Jshicke on January 12, 2017 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Let the Yorktown remind us of the fight for religious freedom

Your cartoon thinking on a cartoon character doesn't make it so, son.

Most of the time I've seen the hen hitting him on the head in the end and dragging him off to marriage but I suppose in your mind that's misandry. What a sad life you must lead, hearing dog whistles everywhere you go.

Misandry, you can look that up on your own.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on January 12, 2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Let the Yorktown remind us of the fight for religious freedom

"misogyny
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noun
noun: misogyny

dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women."

name one Foghorn cartoon in which he doesn't disparage the hen that he is trying to con or the one that's trying to marry him. Added the definition because if you're such a fan perhaps you don't understand the word.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on January 12, 2017 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Fake news and the miseducation of Dylann Roof

Yellow Journalism exposed: http://nypost.com/2017/01/10/buzzfeeds-tru…

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Posted by tupper29406 on January 12, 2017 at 7:38 AM

Re: “Let the Yorktown remind us of the fight for religious freedom

As for Foghorn Leghorn being the "Grand-Bah of misogyny", please provide a link to support that accusation, never saw that theme in a cartoon or reference about him anywhere, ever.

Sounds like a lie a downright liberal-livered Yankee Pepe Le Pew skunk might make up.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on January 11, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Let the Yorktown remind us of the fight for religious freedom

1. The process for those coming from Islamic terrorist harboring countries should take as long as necessary to ensure the safety of all American people. You're putting a time limit on this?

2. Sad attempt at equivalation. The Little Sisters of the Poor is a clear and present example of the violation of religious rights. And I'm not idolizing anyone, just agreeing that our current vetting system is broken.

3. Your should actually do some research on our immigration system rather that just spouting off. The federal government has restricted immigration from war torn areas of the globe throughout our history as well as denied citizenship to those immigrants who do not ascribe to American civil beliefs. Race was used as a determinate in the past and was wrong, but belief systems, radical in nature are still a factor on granting admission. It's not McCarthyism to deny refugee status to terrorists, Islamic or otherwise whose belief system, acted out through violence, could us harm.

If a person's belief system was Nazism, should they be let into the country?

I would say no, but is that too extreme for you, son?

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on January 11, 2017 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Has Trump kickstarted a new wave of feminist activism?

@factoryconnection, I completely agree with you. What I noticed, with no insult intended, is that it seems all of these women, including Stephanie, have been out of school for longer they were in it. I don't see anyone college-aged in the group. Let's hope that they can find a way to motivate the younger slacktivists.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on January 11, 2017 at 7:07 PM

Re: “How many witnesses does it take to sentence a confessed murderer?

absolutely! and he never had a prayer. This is South Damn Carolina and if we get a chance to kill someone legally, Hell Yeah!

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Posted by Ima Oldman on January 11, 2017 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Let the Yorktown remind us of the fight for religious freedom

1st, we already have an extreme vetting process, or do you think the process should take more than a year and a half?
2nd, to complain about the rights of Sisters of the Poor while idolizing the Grand Poo-Bah of misogyny in American cartoons seems a little disingenuous.
3rd, In what era other than the McCarthy era were immigrants excluded en mas because of race or belief?
Now listen here,son. I say this is what happens when ya keep cuttin History Class.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on January 11, 2017 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Has Trump kickstarted a new wave of feminist activism?

The right to terminate a fetus up until birth and an electing a corrupt pay-for-play female for president.

Sounds like a winning formula. :)

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on January 11, 2017 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Let the Yorktown remind us of the fight for religious freedom

While I'm no defender of Trump's original comment on a ban on Muslim's entering the United States, I believe within the context of Muslims coming from countries that are not only hotbeds of Islamic terrorism but from countries where the rule of law has broken down so much so that official documents on these "refugees" from those countries are questionable. These individuals should have, as Trump has expanded upon, extreme vetting. Most common sense people would agree that the blanket amnesty for people coming from Islamic extremist regions currently in place makes all Americans, Muslim and non-Muslim, unsafe. The current immigration laws allow the government, as it did with Nazi spies coming in from Germany with actual refugees, to reject or prosecute those those who would do all Americans harm.

I would suggest if you wish to write about freedom of religion you might consider the current violations of the religious rights of the Sister of the Poor whose Christian beliefs on abortion were undermined by Obama and the federal court under HHS rules when they were forced to fund abortions.

Your facile chicken-little straw man piece is typical of CCP editorial writers but what is most disturbing is your ignorance of our immigration system and how it is suppose to work. A system which has throughout our history restricted the blessing of American citizenship to those who actually believe in the ideals of America, with freedom of religion being one of those beliefs.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on January 11, 2017 at 6:32 PM

Re: “Has Trump kickstarted a new wave of feminist activism?

Great to know there are so many concerned and involved citizens in SC. And that cover!

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Posted by Laurie Sue on January 11, 2017 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Has Trump kickstarted a new wave of feminist activism?

Kudos to these women for turning away from slacktivism toward action. Strike while the iron is hot!

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Posted by factoryconnection on January 11, 2017 at 4:13 PM

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