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Wed Mar 8, 2017, 10:36 AM

Women, and our tough gig today. Wear red, buy nothing, work, or not...

Wear red. Don't buy anything. If you can't take a day off work, it is totally understandable. And commendable. Mothers cannot stop. Teachers cannot stop. Nurturers cannot stop. Women DO and because of their nature, always WILL keep the world turning while other forces strive to disrupt it and them.

If you CAN make the statement, do it.

"Harm to none" has always been a driving force of the natural psyche of females. And that stance has always been used to knock us down and delegitimize our worth...to control us. Our nature is used against us in hideous ways. "They" count on it.

To make the point we must show in realistic ways just how essential we are. We must somehow make it known that we are powerful. Economically and spiritually. It's a very tough task. The balance is immensely difficult.

We have to keep the mothering, teaching and nurturing uninterrupted and secure while forcibly making the economic and business world take serious note of our value.

Frustrating gig.

Both aspects of the resistance are at force today. Both commentaries are essential. And it is women who must make the difference.

Wear red at work, make your presence visible, bring attention to your vitality and importance.

See us...or see our absence. Both must happen!!

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Reply Women, and our tough gig today. Wear red, buy nothing, work, or not... (Original post)
Guilded Lilly Mar 2017 OP
shenmue Mar 2017 #1
Guilded Lilly Mar 2017 #5
shenmue Mar 2017 #15
caroldansen Mar 2017 #2
Guilded Lilly Mar 2017 #6
Equinox Moon Mar 2017 #3
Guilded Lilly Mar 2017 #7
Phentex Mar 2017 #4
femmocrat Mar 2017 #8
Equinox Moon Mar 2017 #16
Guilded Lilly Mar 2017 #9
GallopingGhost Mar 2017 #10
Nictuku Mar 2017 #11
Pacifist Patriot Mar 2017 #12
mcar Mar 2017 #13
Orsino Mar 2017 #14

Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 10:38 AM

1. Wearing red

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Response to shenmue (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:28 AM

5. And it looks great on you!

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 12:38 PM

15. Thank you

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 10:40 AM

2. Excellent! Thank you for the post.

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Response to caroldansen (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:29 AM

6. Thank YOU :)

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 10:51 AM

3. Buy NOTHING Today

Wearing Red in Solidarity

Participating in action today at State Capital

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:32 AM

7. We have found our voice and though my throat gets

Raspy and weary, I have to say that our battles are what keep my sanity mostly intact these days. Giving me something to fight for in the company of such strong women has energized my soul!

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:10 AM

4. My husband wore red today!

I'm not sure I own anything red that isn't a bbq t-shirt so I told him I might have to borrow something.

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Response to Phentex (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:33 AM

8. Mine did too!

He knew about it....I didn't have to tell him. I'm so proud!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 06:57 PM

16. Thank you to the supportive spouses!

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Response to Phentex (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:34 AM

9. Borrowed still counts! And an appreciative nod to your husband!

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:38 AM

10. Wearing red

and buying NOTHING today. And we need milk!

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:42 AM

11. I wish I knew about wearing red before I left for work today

I hadn't heard about it. Couldn't call in sick, unfortunately.

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Response to Nictuku (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:54 AM

12. I missed that part too.

I couldn't take the day off, but one of my male co-workers left red roses on my desk in honor of the day. He's total class.

I've no intention of buying anything.

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 11:57 AM

13. K&R

I'm doing as little as possible today.

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 12:10 PM

14. Don't worry, ladies.

A man will always be there to tell you how you should have marked the day.

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