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EffieBlack

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Uh-Oh ... This could be bigly

https://twitter.com/JaneMayerNYer/status/1102542603378143232

If Ocasio-Cortez decides to run for president in the future, I hope y'all remember

how the right wing targeted and obsessed over her from Day 1 and, after years of her being harassed, dragged through the mud and raked over the coals by those people, you don’t blame HER for having “too much baggage” - as was done with another female trailblazer ...

Please stop talking, Joe!

Or at least think about what you're about to say before you say it!

https://twitter.com/CynthiaNixon/status/1101253381522243584

https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1101265221476331521

"They're all Fredo"



https://twitter.com/StephanieJ_DC/status/1101147121414275072

"The thrill that'll gitcha when you get your picture on the cover of the Rollin' Stone"

https://twitter.com/brianstelter/status/1100727068290138113

Why does legalizing prostitution only seem to come up when prominent men are charged w/solicitation?

And why does there seem to be more concern about the impact being arrested has on the lives of the johns than the impact of being bought has on the women they paid for?

Prostitution is NOT equivalent to drug use

I've seen some here try to equate the two, but they are not equivalent.

The drug trade traffics in an inanimate product. The product in prostitution are human beings.

No comparison.

Privilege:

https://twitter.com/jonallendc/status/1098216746962558980

While being free on a "signature bond" that requires no cash outlay ... at the same time hundreds of thousands of people (mostly poor and/or black and brown) are locked up in jail awaiting trial because they can't afford cash bail.

Is Bernie likeable?

is a question I have not heard asked once since he announced his candidacy yesterday.

Whyzzat?

Why are people fine saying comments are anti-Semitic or sexist, etc. but can't say "racist"?

For example, during the controversy over Ilhan Omar's comments this week, whether they were criticizing or defending, everyone used the term "anti-Semitic" - as in they either were anti-Semitic or they weren't anti-Semitic. But unless someone comes out and calls a black person "N!gg3r," the comments are described as "racially insensitive" or one of my new favorites "racially-charged.'"

No one ever says "Semitically insensitive" or "Semitically-charged" or "gender-insensitive," etc.

Why is there such a reluctance to call something racist when there's not a similar apprehension about calling out other forms of isms?
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