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Like many other black women, I've voted Democrat my entire life. If the Equality Act takes away women's rights to privacy and safety in bathrooms, hospital wards, and other sex-segregated spaces, I will NEVER vote Democrat for the rest of my life.

That's the entirety of what I wrote. I've seen beautiful and elegant missives on here that others have sent to politicians. Those politicians have an unpaid intern "skim" aka glance at it for 0.0005 seconds looking for keywords.

In my opinion, my letter is short enough to convince someone to read the whole thing, and hopefully gets the message across.

> Like many other black women, I've voted Democrat my entire life. If the Equality Act takes away women's rights to privacy and safety in bathrooms, hospital wards, and other sex-segregated spaces, I will NEVER vote Democrat for the rest of my life. That's the entirety of what I wrote. I've seen beautiful and elegant missives on here that others have sent to politicians. Those politicians have an unpaid intern "skim" aka glance at it for 0.0005 seconds looking for keywords. In my opinion, my letter is short enough to convince someone to read the whole thing, and hopefully gets the message across.

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[–] Felis_margarita 17 points (+17|-0)

Perfect! You reminded me I still have to write to the Democratic Party.

I wrote to my senators about the equality act and only one responded (the male senator). Who assured me that the equality act would protect people based on their sex, gender, sexual orientation, etc.

I wrote back that it most certainly does not because it conflates sex and gender, and that women will not be protected with this. I also told him that I was aghast at how it passed the house with no discussion or consideration for how these changes would affect women, and that I finally understand single-issue republican voters. His office did not respond to the second email.

Like...have they even read it?!

I'm sure they didn't read it. They just know it's in the bucket of "let's be nice to everybody" and they've been told that TIMs are the most oppressed ever, and it's political suicide on the level to not genuflect at the altar of trans.

They don't have a COST associated with shredding women's rights yet. They need to see that destroying our rights will hurt them before they give a shit. They don't care about destroying our safety unless and until they can see a direct negative consequence for * themselves. * That's why I tried to put only the barebones info they need to know in my letter. If they get enough of them, maybe they will reflect.

Black women like me delivered like Dominoes for the Democrats in this election. Hopefully they will listen, because black women on the whole are NOT up for this bullshit, with a very few lunatic exceptions.

[–] Felis_margarita 12 points (+12|-0)

Yeah, I think you’re spot on. Unfortunately I don’t think politicians fully understand there is a cost associated with this legislation because women and gc views are silenced online. It makes it seem like more people are for this than really are, and it means that many voters simply have no idea there is a huge issue with this legislation.

They can silence us online for now... but we still have the right to contact our elected officials directly about specific legislation. I think if enough of us do that... followed up with other actions like a woman's strike perhaps... we might be able to turn this ship around.

I remember reading about how black women were able to force several companies to integrate their staff. They did letter writing campaigns and informed them that they would not purchase their products unless and until they allowed black employees to be hired on. I think if enough women follow that strategy now, we can make a big difference.

[–] HelgeNacht 5 points (+5|-0)

I agree. The transhumanist/tech/pharma lobbies pay them more money than women as a group do.

[–] Turtlefuzz 15 points (+15|-0)

I wrote to my senators as well. Neither Ed Markey nor Elizabeth Warren's woke interns replied. I basically asked to please amend the bill so that sex-based rights are not replaced by gender-identity based rights. This is why I don't have any faith in government.

[–] sojourner_truth_ [OP] 15 points (+15|-0) Edited

Elizabeth Warren is the first politician I ever donated to. I was her biggest fan in 2008. It broke my heart to see her fall down the trans rabbit hole. But you know, there is a lesson in that. That enby clown (speaking of her advisor) wouldn't have been able to take that job if a real feminist was already in the position. We need more feminists to take up these roles. It's shocking how much power those interns and advisors have. The trans lobby is putting themselves on the levers of power in academia, medicine, law, etc. We need to get more feminists in those posts instead.

[–] Turtlefuzz 7 points (+7|-0)

I agree, but American politics is so...personal, I guess? Everything you do, have done, is prime material for attacks by your opponents. People don't vote based on your platform, they vote based on your looks and what you say on Twitter. It sounds really awful, I don't know why someone would willingly put themselves through this haha

I know, the thought of being in politics doesn't appeal to me either. I think that the younger crop of girls who grew up thinking it was mandatory to send free nude photos to any man who sent them a PM online is going to find out real fast that slut-shaming is very real, if they try to go into politics. Men will come out of the woodwork sharing the nudes she sent as a 21 year old. You are putting a target on your back when you come out as the face of a party.

However, there are lots of hidden positions of influence. I don't know the name of the trans identified males who persuaded Elizabeth Warren to double down on their platform. Their nudes aren't being leaked online. Those hidden anonymous backroom positions are the ones with the most power, and they come with the gift of anonymity.

[–] HelgeNacht 5 points (+5|-0)

I plan on writing to my senators and my house of representatives person/congressman. The latter is a Republican, but moderate-- as most of them are more "normal" where I live and wouldn't be elected otherwise.

[–] NewMa 2 points (+2|-0)

Yeah I heard Massachusetts was the worst for "loving the trans community" etc.

All the blue states will trip over themselves to worship TIMs. It really sucks, because those are the states that have more fair working conditions, better safety nets and higher wages. Their desire to do the right thing is being weaponized.

[–] HelgeNacht 5 points (+5|-0)

Yes, and pushing the trans brigade to the top of the social support pyramid will bleed social services funds dry for the rest of us who are marginalized in blue states.

I earn "too much" for welfare or medicaid in my blue state, but I AM qualified for slightly reduced rent. While my rent still swallows up one entire monthly paycheck, if I didn't have access to this, I have no idea what kind of living conditions I'd be living in at this moment. Most of my apartment complex includes people of color, disabled people, new immigrants, elderly people, young families, multi-generational families. Most of us work, we pay our taxes, we abide the law, we are not eligible for most assistance but we are able to rent a decent apartment in this complex. How will the state help support subsidized rent if it pours all it's money into the trans brigade and their "needs"? How will medicaid remain solvent if trans surgeries/medications and their inevitable negative medical side-effects are covered?

I'm also concerned about all the people who will be arbitrarily fired from their jobs for "transphobia"-- many people who speak English as a second language, come from different cultural backgrounds, don't grow up in upper-middle-class "woke-topia", have neurological conditions where they misspeak, etc., will inevitably "mis gender" the wrong person at work. It just creates a new bullshit excuse for an employer to fire someone and hire a new person at a cheaper rate.

[–] Seven-of-Wine 2 points (+2|-0)

That is why they have the luxury of indulging trans crap and virtue signalling about it. It doesn't cost them as much to do so.

[–] ClaraReed1 4 points (+4|-0)

Succinct. I love it 👌🏻

Thank you. I have a problem with rambling, and I could have sent them a 20 volume seminal work on why this is destructive. I'm proud that I was able to keep it short and punchy.

[–] Avadavat 2 points (+2|-0)

This is great! I approached FIST about bullet points to discuss when trying to contact politicians about the harm to women an unaltered Equality Act (one that does not make room for women's sex-based rights) would cause, but, for now, they were unable to provide such points.

But, your text is spot on. Short, succint and to the point. Thank you!

[–] HelgeNacht 0 points (+0|-0)

I keep thinking about writing to them, but I don't have a printer (can't afford one worth buying, LOL).

There are contact forms online that you can use. When I wrote to the Democratic party today, I did so at https://democrats.org/contact-us/

[–] HelgeNacht 1 points (+1|-0)

Ugh, I have to give them my name and address? In today's climate I am actually afraid to do this unless I can withhold my address/email at least.

[–] HelgeNacht 0 points (+0|-0) Edited

Thanks for the link, BTW.

I have to laugh, though. When you click the link, there's a header with tons of women's faces. You KNOW the leadership isn't represented by primarily women. It's so fake, it makes me laugh. I've run out of tears.