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  •  I think the unruly mob concept was used against (11+ / 0-)

    women when they demonstrated for the vote.  Many were arrested, incarcerated and physically hurt for asking to vote.  This is the same thing all over again.

    •  But, but, but, how can a bunch (8+ / 0-)

      of fragile little ladies who can't even be trusted to make responsible decisions about their own bodies also be an unruly mob? Either Texas women are too infantile or they have become too powerful. Which is it?

      •  an unruly mob is a sign of just the opposite... (2+ / 0-)
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        ...of having power. Or else why do people demonstrate in the first place? Certainly not because they feel they have any power over and any confidence in their government to do the right thing. Demonstrators feel just the opposite of empowerment; they have no voice in determining their own destiny. This feeling of being powerless to influence a government that ignores phone calls, letters, and emails causes a sense of desperation that demonstrations are the only recourse left to make a tone-deaf government listen.  The end of the Vietnam war -and LBJ's presidency can be directly attributed to the antiwar wing of his(our) Democratic party.

        As far as being "infantile", don't throw me in that briar patch. I've never been one to put my neck on a chopping block. I respect the power. Any man will tell you, "hell has no fury like a woman scorned".

        "I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast, for I intend to go in harm's way." John Paul Jones

        by ImpeachKingBushII on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 04:54:10 PM PDT

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      •  They Use To Be Sent To Their Rooms (1+ / 0-)
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        ... by their husbands.

        Apparently that is alive and well in Texas even today.

        http://www.youtube.com/...

        "I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman.” - Arnold Schwarzenegger 2003

        by kerplunk on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 04:57:24 PM PDT

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    •  Thx for that reminder, cuphalffull. The photos of (2+ / 0-)
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      seasidesally, LSophia

      that time are chilling--the hatred on some men's and boy's (boys, even) faces as they insulted the women demonstrating for the vote--and after the arrests there was the forced feeding of those on hunger strikes and other indignities.  

      It took American women over 100 years to get the vote.

      Fiscal conservative: a Republican ready to spend $5 to save a dime--especially if that dime is helping a non-donor.

      by Mayfly on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 04:05:23 PM PDT

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    •  Walk Like an Egyptian! (4+ / 0-)
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      LSophia, keetz4, a2nite, cybersaur

      Millions in the streets to stand up for their rights. Power to the People!

      Stubborn as a sin stain. Wicked

      by noblindeye on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 04:32:33 PM PDT

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