Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Friday Links


Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:

First, some positive news: The women who won: Down-ballot candidates make history

And not so positive news: Everything Women Stand To Lose to President Trump

5 Ways The Presidential Election Has Hurt Your Relationships

The strong support for Trump among white women suggests that many of them, if not “overtly racist”, simply “don’t think racism is a big deal”, said Mikki Kendall, a feminist cultural critic.

“For them, it’s not real. They don’t have to worry about it, so you must be exaggerating. It’s Ivanka Trump [saying], ‘I’ve never had to deal with sexual harassment,’ and she’s only worked for her dad and companies she’s owned.”

— The real ‘shy Trump’ vote – how 53% of white women pushed him to victory

One of the most devastating things I’ve ever read: Day 1 In Trump’s America

Here’s Why Everyone Is Saying to Get an IUD Today

What Will Women’s Health Care Look Like Now?

Michael Moore called it..

And now that his prediction has come to pass, he offers a morning-after to-do list.

Even though Hillary lost the electoral college vote, she won the popular vote (though certainly not by a “landslide”). Democratic? Fuck, no. How Could the Electoral College System Be Replaced?

And did you know that electors are not bound by the constitution or federal law to elect the candidate the popular vote in their state chose? You could sign the petition for the electoral college to make Hillary Clinton president on December 19. (Note: this is a highly unlikely scenario, and I’m not sure a wise one. The ramification of retaliation from Trump supporters would likely be more violent and long-lasting than the ramifications of a Trump presidency, in my humble opinion).

Obama Just Protected Planned Parenthood Funding Permanently

Finish Your Ugly-Crying. Here’s What Comes Next.

Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to [email protected] and, if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!

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    ktfran November 11, 2016, 12:24 pm

    I haven’t read the IUD article yet, but I’m so glad I had one inserted earlier this year. This $1,500 procedure and device (combined cost) was 100% covered under my insurance. If the affordable care act is dismantled, that most likely won’t be the case in 2018 (maybe before, not sure how it would work?). And birth control will go back to not being covered. NOT COOL.

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  • TaraMonster

    TaraMonster November 11, 2016, 1:17 pm

    I’ve been meaning to post something here about this, but my heart has just been so heavy that I couldn’t make myself coherent. My boyfriend is on DACA and I am so terrified for him. We joked about getting married if Donald Trump was elected, but we never imagined this scenario. When we first got serious he was adamant that his status not put pressure on our relationship and that he wanted our relationship to reach that point organically. The next couple weeks will be full of some serious decisions for us, but we really only have two options: get married or leave the country. I’m just so sick with worry over his brother and parents that I’m not sleeping properly.

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  • Addie Pray

    Addie Pray November 11, 2016, 1:51 pm

    I hadn’t read the Michael Moore piece – wow, spot on!

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    girltuesday November 11, 2016, 1:54 pm

    I am so glad I have a Nexplanon that works until 2020. Sometimes it pisses me off, but I’d rather have this than be barefoot and pregnant. My EOB shows that the whole thing costs about $800. Shame.

    Also, can I vent for a second? I’m really freaking sick of these three things going on:

    1. Trump supporters saying stupid shit like “The liberals are saying more mean things about Trump supporters than Trump has ever said.” Hmm – let’s take a look shall we? Click on a number of Pro-Trump posts on some pages and it’s peppered with racial and sexist slurs. That is just not fact.

    2. Trump supports and those who are secretly glad he won chastising us for saying that he’s “not my president” when they’ve been doing the same thing to Obama. Now your tune changes? No. I see you.

    3. Labeling me as an “offended millennial” because I’m pissed. No, I’m offended because he and his supporters say offensive shit.

    (FWIW, I didn’t vote for Obama either time – but I respect that man to death. I hate how people are comparing the two – “Nobody protested when Obama won!” Well, no shit, he’s not a racist, sexist xenophobe).

    (FWIW pt. 2 – I would vote for Obama now. I left the Republican Party after the tea partiers ruined it. I still appreciate McCain [before he said he would block Clinton’s SCOTUS noms] and still appreciate Romney)

    Thanks for letting me vent, y’all.

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    • othy

      othy November 11, 2016, 3:30 pm

      While I didn’t vote for McCain or Romney, I would have respected the hell out of either of them as president. While I don’t personally agree with many of their policies, at least I would believe that they were doing what they thought was the best for the entire country. Romney has also had the good sense to speak out against Trump and say that he’s destroying the nation, and here’s hoping McCain will have enough sense to side with the democrats if there are any discriminatory bill are proposed (think, requiring the registration of all Muslims).

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      keyblade November 11, 2016, 3:35 pm

      Amen #2.

      Remember when Obama wanted to encourage kids in public schools to study hard and conservatives throughout the nation through a hissy fit?

      Remember Palin’s don’t retreat, reload conservative pandering?

      Remember all those t hall meetings questioning and demanding a congressional investigation over President Obama’s eligibility and citizenship? And those idiots angry over appointed czars?

      It sounds so hypocritical.

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        keyblade November 11, 2016, 3:36 pm

        edit- threw*

  • muchachaenlaventana

    muchachaenlaventana November 11, 2016, 4:51 pm

    I was waiting for Michael Moore’s follow up, did not disappoint. Who would have thought he’d be one of the positive voices getting me through the past few days of shit. Also, I love Obama. That is all.

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  • Classic

    Classic November 11, 2016, 6:46 pm

    I did sign the petition to encourage the electors to withhold their votes from Trump on December 19th. This is exactly the situation for which the Electoral College was created. If the possible president-elect is an individual who is unfit to be president of the United States, they must not vote for that person. I think that, in this extremely unique presidential election, we need to shine the light right on this actual vote on December 19th so that we may see if some electors, voting their conscience, as is their duty, do believe that Donald is unfit for the presidency.
    At the time that I signed the petition yesterday, there were 1.3 million signatures, but now it is up to 2.99 million.

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    greenapples November 13, 2016, 2:46 pm

    I feel like I have to start posting this response every time I see a post like this: I’m a white woman, and I voted for Trump. You don’t know me, so please stop speaking for me. Thank you.

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    • Dear Wendy

      Dear Wendy November 14, 2016, 7:13 am

      I’m curious, and I mean this in all sincerity, when you voted for Trump, did you have no idea that such a vote would embolden serious acts of crime and harassment against marginalized people, or did you just not care?

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      Ron November 14, 2016, 9:27 am

      Nobody spoke for you, but you came here and posted, providing a perfect opportunity to explain for yourself, in your own words, why you voted for Trump. You chose not to provide any explanation. So, why did you even bother posting? I’m certain that most posters would be interested in reading your explanation.

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  • Portia

    Portia November 14, 2016, 5:19 am

    In case anyone else is terrified of the future makeup of the Supreme Court, here’s a petition for Obama to appoint Garland:

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