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Misogynists Beware! The Women are Talking

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Message Renee Jones

Well, boys, you’ve really gone and done it this time. You managed to spew vile sexist comments at a shockingly unprecedented level. With the charge being led by the media, you injected your sexist hatred into every nook and cranny of this election process. Congratulations! Great work! The so-called journalists, the has beens of the DNC and the boys who held up signs that said “Iron My Shirt” and rudely interrupted political rallies have done it! We’re very grateful to you, we women are. You’ll never know how much.

We’re grateful because you have started women talking with each other in a way we haven’t talked in years. We are talking like we have haven’t talked since the suffrage movement and since we had leaders like Susan B. Anthony or Alice Paul. We are talking like we haven’t talked since the National Organization of Women was born. We are talking like we haven’t talked since our mothers told us we could be whatever we wanted to be, even President of the United States. By the way, the dialogue and the support has been tremendous. We appreciate your help in the matter.

Personally, I have linked up with hundreds of women across the country, via the phone, Internet and e-mail, whom I never would have spoken to if it hadn’t been for your misogynistic behavior and your petty but unflagging efforts to run a female candidate out of the Democratic primary race before the buzzer sounded. Every one of those hundreds of women I talked to are each talking to hundreds more. Our inboxes are on fire, and our phones are ringing off the hook. We are organizing as I write this, and we will not stop.

Along the way, we’ve also encountered a lot of men who feel the same way we do, men who say “I will not allow my mother, my wife or my daughters to be treated like this.“ See, boys, when you treat any woman like Hillary Clinton has been treated, those men realize that you will treat their mothers, wives and daughters the same way. Notice my use of the word “men” here, boys. It doesn’t refer to misogynists like yourselves. We are also aware that you have some ‘head in the sand’ girls on your side. Notice my use of the word “girls,“ not women. Its ok that they have chosen to side with you. Keep them close. We don’t need ‘head in the sand’ females who refuse to believe that sexism still exists. Maybe they’ll hold your hand when your tree house comes crashing down. Maybe they’ll bake you some cookies. Keep the ‘head in the sand’ girls. Heck, someone has to take care of them.

So, thanks again, boys. This has been a long time coming. Women needed to start talking again. The talk is loud and will resonate for years to come. If you ever grow up into men, don’t come knocking at our doors. They won’t open. Your purpose in life has been served. You have managed to breathe new life into the Women’s Movement in this country.

Hillary can still take this all the way to the Democratic Convention if she needs to. No matter who emerges the winner, though, the real loser in this Democratic Party debacle will be the boys who tried to run her off, and the girls who fell in line behind them. The real women AND the real men who are now standing together, newly aligned against sexism, will be the winners

Ladies--we’ll be talking soon.

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