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Women's March 2019 -- Portside Readers Weigh-In

Jay Schaffner Portside
Last week Portside posted Rosalind P. Petchesky's piece, An Appeal to Jewish Women to Support the 2019 Women’s March and Its Leaders. Preserving the unity and diversity of the anti-Trump movement is crucial. Here are responses from Portside readers.

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Not All Dead White Men

Tara Wanda Merrigan The Ploughshares Blog
A scholar of the Classics takes a look at how the far right uses, and abuses, ancient texts in its propaganda.

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Is The Handmaid’s Tale Still Worth The Agony Of Watching It?

Laura Hudson, Tasha Robinson, Devon Maloney, Adi Robertson, Megan Farokhmanesh The Verge
Enduring Season 2 of the Hulu series proves even harder than expected. The series is beautifully shot, acted, and directed by women, despite the fact that the showrunner is a white man, but the actual story leaves much emotional relief to be desired in this political climate.

Elizabeth Warren - Nevertheless, She Persisted

Marcia Baczynski; Heidi Stevens Medium
She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted...Last night, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spoke out against the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for attorney general, reading a letter from Coretta Scott King. In a highly unusual move, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) led a vote to silence Warren?-?a rebuke not extended to several of her male colleagues. It follows an old and very sexist playbook.

Women's March on Washington - Why We March, Where We Are Marching - Links for 616 Cities

Women's March on Washington
We believe that Women's Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women's Rights. We must create a society in which women - including Black women, Native women, poor women, immigrant women, disabled women, Muslim women, lesbian queer and trans women - are free and able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from structural impediments. Marches in 616 cities - full list and information.

How Do I Tell My Daughter that America Elected a Racist, Sexist Bully?

Jessica Valenti The Guardian (UK)
My six-year-old fell asleep thinking Hillary Clinton would be the first female president. Now I have to explain to her why Donald Trump was chosen instead. The truth is that this shameful election result was backlash, pure and simple - a reaction to women's growing rights, racial progress and a cultural shift that no longer centers straight white men.

Learning to Claim Our Victories - Finding Hope in Dismal Times

Rebecca Gordon Tom Dispatch
'Luckily, not everyone has been glued to the screen, eternally watching The Donald. From Black Lives Matter to the climate change movement, activists have, as TomDispatch regular Rebecca Gordon points out, never stopped working to make this a better world and, as she indicates, if we can take our eyes off the media spectacle-cum-circus for a few moments, they offer us a kind of hope for our future that shouldn't be ignored.' - Tom Engelhardt
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