This from huffingtonpost.co.za:
Millions of people all over the world peacefully protested at women’s marches on Saturday, speaking out about the need to elevate women’s voices and concerns and to fight back against the agenda of President Donald Trump, among other issues.
“It was a forceful pushback to the notion that because a woman just lost the American presidency, women should not be leading the politics of the left. Women, everyone saw on Saturday, are already leading the left, reframing what has historically been understood as the women’s movement as the face and body and energy of what is now the Resistance,” Rebecca Traister wrote in New York Magazine.
Although the events were billed as women’s marches, plenty of men came out in solidarity as well.
But some male politicians were far less supportive, going on social media and mocking and bashing the movement. Some lowlights:
“Will the women’s protest be over in time for them to cook dinner?”
Atlantic County freeholder John Carman (R) posted his thoughts about the Women’s March on Facebook. In response to criticism, he said “some people just have to get a sense of humor.” He added that he supports women’s rights but it’s “not like we’re in the 1700s.”
“Ladies, I think you’re safe.”
Let’s just quote the Chicago Tribune’s lede for its story about Nebraska state Sen. Bill Kintner (R): “A Nebraska state senator who had cybersex with a woman on a state computer is facing criticism again for a retweet suggesting that demonstrators at a women’s march weren’t attractive enough to be sexually assaulted.”
“Definitely a guy came up with the idea for the #womensmarch perfect way to get the wives outta the house.”
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