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spicysista

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Gender: Female
Hometown: The South with an "F"
Current location: San Diego
Member since: Sun Jan 29, 2017, 06:55 PM
Number of posts: 1,299

About Me

I was practically born a member of the Democratic Party. I began registering people to vote while still in elementary school, often after Sunday school. I'm excited about the future of our party because good, in the end, always wins!

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Fight Like Grandma

I'm not sure, but I don't think I've ever felt this way before. The first time I was old enough to vote, the teenaged me watched Bush and the SCOTUS silence my voice (my vote). I was upset, but things were so close that I wasn't sure of an outright theft. I thought, next time.....we'll make the margins even bigger. I've seen people gunned down in the streets by law enforcement, captured on film no less, all to have no charges filed. I thought, we'll vote their asses out next time and get a DA that sides with the people. Today, my home city has it's first black female mayor. She ran on social justice and police reform.

But today......I am shaken. Utterly and completely. My humanity and the humanity of my fellows should never be up for referendum. A woman's autonomy over her body should not be up for referendum. It's ridiculous to say, "this was decided last November". What, exactly, was decided last November?

If you are saying that women are going to go back to the alley......that my gay friends are no longer going to be able to marry the loves of their lives......that my 3 beautiful sons and goddess of a daughter will be second class citizens........our friends may not be able to worship (or not) in peace.........that you are going to continue to separate children from their families...........that we are going to go back to your messed up old and out dated definition of family......of love.......!?!

This is not acceptable. I'm not sure how to make this clear. You see, our laws and rules only work when a critical mass of the populace believes that they are fair and evenly enforced. I'm not talking about violence, at least not on behalf of the citizens. History shows us that law enforcement traditionally goes that route. I'm talking about civil disobedience.....ALL THE TIME. Like, welcome to the 60's, all the time. Well, at least dolt did MAGA. He brought us back to the 60's.

Even my grandmother (I call her Momo) was talking about marching this morning when I called her. She was not sad or even hurt. She was ready! I'm trying to be like her.

My grandmother has survived so much. More than she will ever share with me. If she can look to the future, having already waded through so much, so can I.

Like my grandmother, we too will persevere. Get mad, but get activated. Organize and connect. Step outside of the virtual world and into the real. Talk to people and find out what's going on in your local area. The Kochs started off by targeting school boards and city councils. Let's meet them there. Education is our bailiwick. Don't give an inch, ANYWHERE. Fight! We're on the side of right, not them. Fight for your friends! Fight for your kids! Fight for your ancestors! Fight for those that have already given so much! Fight because it's your damned turn! Woman up, man up, person up and fight! Like Momo, Fight!













In peace and love......fight on.

Fight Like Grandma

I'm not sure, but I don't think I've ever felt this way before. The first time I was old enough to vote, the teenaged me watched Bush and the SCOTUS silence my voice (my vote). I was upset, but things were so close that I wasn't sure of an outright theft. I thought, next time.....we'll make the margins even bigger. I've seen people gunned down in the streets by law enforcement, captured on film no less, all to have no charges filed. I thought, we'll vote their asses out next time and get a DA that sides with the people. Today, my home city has it's first black female mayor. She ran on social justice and police reform.

But today......I am shaken. Utterly and completely. My humanity and the humanity of my fellows should never be up for referendum. A woman's autonomy over her body should not be up for referendum. It's ridiculous to say, "this was decided last November". What, exactly, was decided last November?

If you are saying that women are going to go back to the alley......that my gay friends are no longer going to be able to marry the loves of their lives......that my 3 beautiful sons and goddess of a daughter will be second class citizens........our friends may not be able to worship (or not) in peace.........that you are going to continue to separate children from their families...........that we are going to go back to your messed up old and out dated definition of family......of love.......!?!

This is not acceptable. I'm not sure how to make this clear. You see, our laws and rules only work when a critical mass of the populace believes that they are fair and evenly enforced. I'm not talking about violence, at least not on behalf of the citizens. History shows us that law enforcement traditionally goes that route. I'm talking about civil disobedience.....ALL THE TIME. Like, welcome to the 60's, all the time. Well, at least dolt did MAGA. He brought us back to the 60's.

Even my grandmother (I call her Momo) was talking about marching this morning when I called her. She was not sad or even hurt. She was ready! I'm trying to be like her.

My grandmother has survived so much. More than she will ever share with me. If she can look to the future, having already waded through so much, so can I.

Like my grandmother, we too will persevere. Get mad, but get activated. Organize and connect. Step outside of the virtual world and into the real. Talk to people and find out what's going on in your local area. The Kochs started off by targeting school boards and city councils. Let's meet them there. Education is our bailiwick. Don't give an inch, ANYWHERE. Fight! We're on the side of right, not them. Fight for your friends! Fight for your kids! Fight for your ancestors! Fight for those that have already given so much! Fight because it's your damned turn! Woman up, man up, person up and fight! Like Momo, Fight!











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In peace and love......fight on.


Don't Be Best, Just Be Better

Don't Be Best, Just Be Better (Repost from Women's Rights & Issues Group)


To the Anti-Woman People out there:

You know, I've just had it. No, really. I'm done.
At this point, it is clear that your best still isn't good enough. Whatever your personal baseline of "best" is.....it is NOT ENOUGH. In short, you need to be better.

You need to be better at seeing my humanity.
Better at admitting mistakes.
Better at learning from those mistakes.
Better at not repeating those mistakes.
Better at educating yourself about human development.
Better at reaching across the isle of ideals to find solutions.
Better at accepting that you have no right to power over MY body.
Better at accepting that your rights end where/when they began to oppress mine.

To the Pro-Woman People out there:
I'm going to be better right here by changing the "you" to "I". Then, I'm going to kick that up a notch to bring it back to "we". We need to be better.

Better organized.
Better at directing/coordinating our efforts with sister organizations.
Better at never giving an inch in the fight for our right to control our body.
Better at sharing our stories.
Better at declaring that our sex does not limit our ability to think/do for ourselves.
Better at challenging the laws and anti-choice activists that, like herpes, keeps on returning time and time again.
Better at declaring our humanity.
Better at demanding nothing less than full recognition of that humanity.
Better at uplifting each other.
Better at educating each other about the various lanes our identities take us.
Better at acknowledging those differences not as separations but rather as the means by which society at large seeks to oppress us.
Just.......better.

I'm trying, daily. I hope you'll take me up on this too. Our future is too precious.

In love and peace....fight on.

Don't Be Best, Just Be Better

To the Anti-Woman People out there:

You know, I've just had it. No, really. I'm done.
At this point, it is clear that your best still isn't good enough. Whatever your personal baseline of "best" is.....it is NOT ENOUGH. In short, you need to be better.

You need to be better at seeing my humanity.
Better at admitting mistakes.
Better at learning from those mistakes.
Better at not repeating those mistakes.
Better at educating yourself about human development.
Better at reaching across the isle of ideals to find solutions.
Better at accepting that you have no right to power over MY body.
Better at accepting that your rights end where/when they began to oppress mine.

To the Pro-Woman People out there:
I'm going to be better right here by changing the "you" to "I". Then, I'm going to kick that up a notch to bring it back to "we". We need to be better.

Better organized.
Better at directing/coordinating our efforts with sister organizations.
Better at never giving an inch in the fight for our right to control our body.
Better at sharing our stories.
Better at declaring that our sex does not limit our ability to think/do for ourselves.
Better at challenging the laws and anti-choice activists that, like herpes, keeps on returning time and time again.
Better at declaring our humanity.
Better at demanding nothing less than full recognition of that humanity.
Better at uplifting each other.
Better at educating each other about the various lanes our identities take us.
Better at acknowledging those differences not as separations but rather as the means by which society at large seeks to oppress us.
Just.......better.

I'm trying, daily. I hope you'll take me up on this too. Our future is too precious.

In love and peace....fight on.



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