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Dear Wendy

Friday Links

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

Where Women’s Marches Are Happening Around the World. Participants outside the United States say they are marching in solidarity with American women and standing up for the rights of women in their own countries.

Why Hundreds of Thousands Are Joining the Women’s March Saturday

Women’s March on Washington FAQ: What you need to know

Women’s March on Washington Opens Contentious Dialogues About Race

Views on Abortion Strain Calls for Unity at Women’s March on Washington

14 First-Time Marchers Reveal What’s Driving Them To Attend The Women’s March

Republican Men Say It’s a Better Time to Be a Woman Than a Man

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 wendy@dearwendy.com and, if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!

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    Boobs Magee January 20, 2017, 11:39 am

    Popping my head out of lurkerdom for the moment…… I was not able to get my shift covered at work to march in San Diego, but my 19-year old daughter will be marching in San Francisco. I’m so damn proud of her. A very heartfelt thank you to all of you that will be participating in any of the marches tomorrow.

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    Kate January 20, 2017, 12:04 pm

    Jesus H. Christ with the “everyone else is above the white man” garbage.

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      RedRoverRedRover January 20, 2017, 4:02 pm

      They’refused to always being the ones on top. Now that the world no longer revolves around them alone, they feel like they’re being put below everyone else. Loss of privilege does suck, I’m sure. But they can’t see that they never should have had it in the first place.

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    K January 20, 2017, 12:07 pm

    F those men who think that it’s easier to be a woman.

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    Howdywiley January 20, 2017, 12:08 pm

    The closest march to me is a two hour drive through the snow. I was thinking of taking my daughter with me, it will be her birthday and I think it would be an amazing way to turn two years old. But I am really hesitant because of the drive. I am not very experienced in driving with these road conditions. I am torn.

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      Howdywiley January 20, 2017, 12:12 pm

      …and by “snow” I mean “we live in Montana and it’s winter time”.

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  • kmtthat

    kmtthat January 20, 2017, 12:28 pm

    I’m heading to my first volunteer shift as a Clinic Escort very early tomorrow morning then hitting the Women’s March in Chicago after. Today I’m letting myself feel like shit, tomorrow it begins.

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    • Portia

      Portia January 20, 2017, 12:46 pm

      Awesome Kmtthat!

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  • Portia

    Portia January 20, 2017, 12:35 pm

    Wtf, how does anyone think that women have it better than men? Like, what are they even seeing to make them think that? I really don’t get it. Maybe that sexism isn’t a problem anymore, I’ve heard that(as untrue as that is), but have it better?

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      Kate January 20, 2017, 12:46 pm

      Idk, but my mom’s younger brother had started with that woe is me white male shit. They were raised republican but his two sisters are as liberal as you can be. They are also a lot smarter than he is, and I think have set him straight on that. I know that he did vote for Hillary in this election.

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      RedRoverRedRover January 20, 2017, 3:59 pm

      Because they think we’re equal, PLUS on top of that women get affirmative action and get custody of kids and stuff. Because of the men’s rights movement, men are more aware of the ways that men are affected by inequality, but are not at all aware (or deliberately ignore) how women are affected by it. The MRAs are effectively drowning out feminism for many of these angry young men. And so they see us saying we want equality and talking about privilege and they just get angrier. It’s not good.

      Plus this “white men are always to blame” shit. I think anti-feminists and MRAs are fomenting that as well.

      *note the distinction between the men’s rights movements and MRAs. There are entirely valid ways in which men are treated unfairly, and there are valid movements that bring those to light. Unfortunately their message gets used by the MRAs and other anti-feminist groups to bash feminism and make it look like men are more discriminated against than women. Very unfortunate for real equality movements.

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    redhead January 20, 2017, 3:20 pm

    Marching in Chicago tomorrow! Because there were a lot of feminists who stood up before me, and now it’s my turn.

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  • Just Max

    Just Max January 20, 2017, 4:07 pm

    I am marching in Honolulu!

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