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Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:14 PM

The Squad... is this some subliminal code for the squaws?

Too close for coincidence.

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Reply The Squad... is this some subliminal code for the squaws? (Original post)
Xipe Totec Jul 2019 OP
Xipe Totec Jul 2019 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2019 #2
EleanorR Jul 2019 #3
Xipe Totec Jul 2019 #4
The River Jul 2019 #5
Xipe Totec Jul 2019 #6
Demit Jul 2019 #14
SCantiGOP Jul 2019 #15
aikoaiko Jul 2019 #7
no_hypocrisy Jul 2019 #8
tirebiter Jul 2019 #9
Roland99 Jul 2019 #10
Locutusofborg Jul 2019 #11
guillaumeb Jul 2019 #12
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 2019 #13
Midnight Writer Jul 2019 #16
Fiendish Thingy Jul 2019 #17
Fiendish Thingy Jul 2019 #18
brooklynite Jul 2019 #19

Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:18 PM

1. Then you can easily lump Pocahontas to the group

How clever.

And here we are, propagating their meme.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:20 PM

2. No, they came up with it themselves - specifically AOC.

AYANNA PRESSLEY: Yes, because we were the four being interviewed as firsts. And at the end of that interview, we took the photo and I'm not sure who said it, but just --

ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: It was me.

AYANNA PRESSLEY: But just within the context of social media culture, said, "Oh let's just do a #SquadGoals or something."

RASHIDA TLAIB: It was "Squad Goals."

AYANNA PRESSLEY: It was "Squad Goals." And then it morphed into this thing. But I said, I've been saying in the days leading up to this moment, that the reality is that anyone, to your point about it's not just about dismantling, but what we're intentional about building and fostering. Anyone who is committed to the work of building a more equitable and just world is a part of the squad.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-squad-how-aoc-ilhan-omar-ayanna-pressley-rashida-tlaib-got-their-nickname/

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:21 PM

3. The women named themselves, so no

You might consider deleting.

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Response to EleanorR (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:22 PM

4. They might consider renaming

Because they're giving the Repugs and easy target.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:27 PM

5. No

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squad definition is - a small organized group of military personnel; especially : a tactical unit that can be easily directed in the field.

Quit making mountains out of mole hills.

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Response to The River (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:29 PM

6. If it was obvious to me it's obvious to many

Quit trying to block the sun with your thumb.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:55 PM

14. I doubt that. There's no relation between the two words.

 

Neither one evokes the other in any obvious way, in any context.

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Response to Demit (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 05:11 PM

15. I don't see any connection either

put this one in the category of 'conspiracy theory where there is no conspiracy.'

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:29 PM

7. Its a current term of endearment for close friends.


Even HuffPo wrote about it in 2016


Finding Your Squad As an Adult

These days, it seems it seems like everyone has something to say about female friendships, doesn’t it? Tribe, squad, whatever you want to call it — we’re talking about friends. I’m not sure why we’ve complicated it so much.

This past fall, a close friend of mine got married, and it reminded me of how interesting finding true friendship can be as an adult. The bride - we’ll call her Julie - and I became friends a little over two years ago when I first moved back to California from the east coast. She had gone to high school with my best friend from college, who virtually introduced us before I had even boarded that one-way flight to SoCal. Julie welcomed me into San Diego and her life without batting an eyelash, taking me in sight unseen into her friendship circle.

There’s something to be said for someone who can open their life and heart to new people, even when we’re adults and already have a complete social circle.

From our very first meeting, I knew Julie and I would be good friends (interests included wine and snacks - winning). In the short timespan leading up to her wedding, she’d transformed from a stranger in my new city to one of my very best friends.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/finding-your-squad-as-an-adult_b_9781172?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAABfNJD4i1NCg83sntUZOrxSGg2BceSBBswLmohrdutP9778xvsexJKLiMXOzroppndjj4lq_vtFV6cXZu9gk-6c7yLJBej0f_YrLbBsP535fhYWzGsGGELHb1vtf_G8qc_lACyaLVZ6p7A7e8kIURFFZfhPA3rNLKSjtHP78h5hx


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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:30 PM

8. I don't care if they call themselves the Young Crones.

They are wise women who consult each other. That's enough for me.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:30 PM

9. It's tactics not naming they've got to work on

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:32 PM

10. It's a millennial thing. Kids in groups of friends call themselves 'squad'

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:41 PM

11. Search engines are our friends!

“The colloquial use of the word "squad" arose from East Coast hip hop culture and describes "a self-chosen group of people that you want to identify with" associated with youth social cliques. Its use by Ocasio-Cortez signaled familiarity with millennial slang. Ocasio-Cortez's home borough of The Bronx was the origin of a hip hop group called Terror Squad, formed in 1998; musical acts with "Squad" in their name and lyrics started from the 1990s to the present day. The average age of the Squad was 38.3 years as of mid-2019, compared to the overall House age of 57.6 years. The term "squad" moved from subcultural to mainstream usage through its use in 2015 by pop singer Taylor Swift. As it became adopted by "older and whiter" audiences, usage of the related hashtag "#SquadGoals" on Instagram began to decline.”—Wikipedia

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:47 PM

12. Does everything carry a sub-text?

I think not.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 04:49 PM

13. You can ask the question without using a racist slur.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 05:17 PM

16. Sometimes a mushroom is just a mushroom.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 08:28 PM

17. Squad is a common term used by young people, especially women, for their social group

It replaces the 90's vernacular of "crew"

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 08:33 PM

18. SquadSquadSquadSquadSquadSquadSquadSquadSquadSquadSquadSquadSquad















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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Jul 21, 2019, 08:53 PM

19. Sometimes a name is just a name...

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