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Re: “How not to depict Trump-wave feminism

I thought we were post-gender and post-racial.

Why not a CCP feminist superhero caricature based on a composite of Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Dolezal?

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on January 14, 2017 at 10:56 AM

Re: “How not to depict Trump-wave feminism

Count on the City Paper to always spew, and justify, their form of White Guilt, racism, sexism, blah blah. It is a form of shaming and, as this election demonstrated, half the country (including the evil, privileged white women) got tired of it and voted. Not falling for your much hyped rhetoric where you are always the victim...

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Posted by Bryan Hobcroft on January 14, 2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Proposed changes could increase workforce housing requirements in Charleston

Why not use tax incentives to incentivize developers to build many thousands of tiny inexpensive apartments, so that poor people can afford to live here?

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Posted by Tom Martin on January 14, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Re: “The Agenda: MUSC board spending not illegal; 50,000 expected at Clemson parade; Could Trump curb REAL ID?

Why spend millions on displaying a pro-slavery flag? Why not just stick it in a corner somewhere?

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Posted by Tom Martin on January 14, 2017 at 9:55 AM

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

Tom - Up until the recent ruling in May by the Supreme Court they were forced to provide funding through their insurers to their employees. My comments state "when they were forced to fund abortions". Religious persecution, and the real threat of it, doesn't disappear because you won a court case.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on January 14, 2017 at 9:50 AM

Re: “How not to depict Trump-wave feminism

What about a mixed race woman? Preferably a woman descended from several races, so she could represent several races, not just whites.

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Posted by Tom Martin on January 14, 2017 at 9:48 AM

Re: “How not to depict Trump-wave feminism

White women, let the self-flagellation begin! You first, Jessie.

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on January 14, 2017 at 9:32 AM

Re: “How not to depict Trump-wave feminism

Oh my God would you all get over yourselves!? It's a cartoonish, satirical, drawing that looks as much like you as it does me. That's how "super-hero/super-heroine" types look. Do you think Trump has such a trim waistline and muscular arms? No, but it's supposed to look like a comic book character.

This is what happens when Social Justice Warriors begin to turn on each other and it is the unfortunate but unavoidable product of finding fault in everything that anybody does.

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Posted by CityDweller29403 on January 14, 2017 at 7:44 AM

Re: “How not to depict Trump-wave feminism

A drawing of a WoC punching Trump would literally have given the image a much greater impact. They are the people most adversely affected by Trumpism and its vile blend of racism, classism and misogyny. No, a punch to the face is not "tasteful" but then, neither is systemic oppression!

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Posted by Erin Winslow on January 14, 2017 at 7:23 AM

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

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