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Where are all the businesses lining up to announce that they won't do business with Texas anymore because of the new restrictions on women's rights? Where's the NCAA announcing that it won't host tournaments and events there? If you ever needed proof that trans activism gets more attention and corporate support than women ever did, it's in this silence.

Where are all the businesses lining up to announce that they won't do business with Texas anymore because of the new restrictions on women's rights? Where's the NCAA announcing that it won't host tournaments and events there? If you ever needed proof that trans activism gets more attention and corporate support than women ever did, it's in this silence.

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[–] ifelifelse 72 points (+72|-0)

The difference between the response to NC over bathroom bills and the response to abortion rights is what peaked me on the democrats. I don’t know who to vote for anymore.

[–] NotCis [OP] 56 points (+58|-2)

I won't be voting for Democrats again. The state of California, which is in a Democrat stranglehold and nearly always has been, banned state-funded travel to Texas over the "bathroom bills." Crickets now.

[–] hufflepuff-poet 32 points (+34|-2) Edited

That was such a dumb move, students at public universities had to cancel any travel for competitions/conferences to those states. So many clubs at my school had to cancel trips. More performative wokeness that actually hurts marginalized groups and helps no one. 🙄

Eta: what party will you vote for? I'm trying to decide if I can stomach voting Dem again but I also don't feel like there are any other options and not voting isn't an option for me personally.

[–] NotCis [OP] 29 points (+33|-4)

I did vote Dem, always have, but in recent years it's been more because "the other side is even worse." I used to be an enthusiastic Democrat but I can no longer stomach voting for a party that does not recognize women as human. Not voting feels like a horrendous choice too. I'm considering emigrating.

[–] Cessatrix 10 points (+10|-0)

If you live in a place that does ranked choice maybe you can vote for the candidate that you want without necessarily sending a message that you're with the Democrats. I'm facing the same choice, I think I'm just going to go with a long shot Independent. Years ago I would have said that was throwing your vote away but now I think voting Democrat would just be stepping on my own neck AS WELL as throwing my vote away.

[–] Boudicaea 33 points (+33|-0)

Make sure you vote in primaries though. If there is a decent candidate who has not drunk the Kool Aid, we need to be supporting those people.

[–] Fury 0 points (+2|-2)

I’d rather register R and vote in their primaries for a pro-choice republican

[–] Boudicaea 1 points (+2|-1)

Good luck finding one. Although maybe that's possible in a blue state.

[–] lavenderlondonfog 50 points (+50|-0)

Everyone is too busy proofreading their bare minimum tweet to ensure it contains no references to women/females/feminism/body autonomy.

[–] Researcher1536 30 points (+30|-0)

Ufff. This right here. I seethe when I see "pregnant person" in news articles. But my friends are omitting women and girls from all their posts. It's astounding how captured everyone and everything is by this cult.

[–] SpatOutTheKoolaid 10 points (+10|-0)

Yeah saw a post on my FB feed from an old yoga teacher today ranting that this will effect "people of reproductive age". Not one mention of women.

[–] orquidia 27 points (+27|-0)

I listened to the NPR podcast where they discussed this and they said "most *people *don't know they're pregnant until x amount of weeks." This is a WOMAN'S issue ajkldfjsdjf

[–] OneStarWolf 14 points (+14|-0)

How can we fight this when we’re watering down the language as to who this really affects??? People??? No, it’s WOMEN! So angry to read these left news media articles and Biden’s own Twitter account delete the word woman. Wtf is going on?? We’re going backwards!

[–] eleanormerchant 6 points (+6|-0)

RIGHT??? I'm seeing people on Twitter correcting people who are outraged about this abuse of women's right saying, "Why do you say only WOMEN are affected? This is an issue that affects non-binary and trans men too!"

[–] HildegardVonBees 41 points (+41|-0)

All Democrats do is tweet about how they are going to fight for a right that has already been taken away, when they need to take meaningful action instead. If they were serious about defending abortion rights, they would expand the Supreme Court. They have the power to do that now, before the Republicans take back Congress in 2022.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/9/1/2049611/-Biden-Schumer-Pelosi-Enough-talk-Act-Expand-the-courts-Now

[–] hedy 29 points (+29|-0)

I have never understood why democrats don't do public aid campaigns to dampen the effects of harmful policies in opposition to their views, such as helping women in Texas to gain access to abortion services by helping with transportation and accomodation or even just publishing informative materials. That seems to be an obvious path to getting more votes: practice what you preach. They've got the money.

Instead they don't even organize campaigns to help people vote in states with voter suppression laws. They just sit around and whine about how terrible those laws are. Everyone seems to think it's enough for politicians to simply beg for money and power.

[–] HildegardVonBees 25 points (+25|-0)

I think it is incomprehensible that the Democrats abandoned Howard Dean's 50 state strategy and disbanded Obama's grassroots campaign organization. If those structures had remained in place, the Democrats could have made real changes. My theory is that the ones pulling the strings thought that the grassroots would become too powerful and take over the party.

[–] Boudicaea 13 points (+13|-0)

Yep, true true true. Expanding the Supreme Court is the ONLY way to fix the mess.

[–] lucrecia 28 points (+28|-0)

Even in the articles I've seen about it, reporters are blathering on about irrelevant shit, whether it's their fave trans (ie: men's) rights soapbox, or conspiracy theories about white supremacists. They don't think women are important enough for us to matter in our own right; we have to be hitched on to some other cause before they might deign to give us a footnote in passing.

[–] emissch 24 points (+24|-0)

Also see nothing from the so-called "socially liberal" libertarian crowd about this. The silence is deafening.

[–] pennygadget 6 points (+6|-0)

Also see nothing from the so-called "socially liberal" libertarian crowd about this. The silence is deafening.

Libertarians only care about legalizing prostitution and drugs

[–] spinningintelllect 23 points (+23|-0)

If you are an American, contact your representatives! Point out the lack of response compared to the bathroom bills. Let them know that if the Democrats can't protect even this, then there is no point to them.

[–] Feministunderyrbed 22 points (+22|-0) Edited

I do surveys for a nationwide polling outfit that gets its results reported in major media. For what it’s worth, they sent me a survey asking me how I felt about taking a job in Texas, how the new abortion law affects that, and how meaningful it would be for a major Texas-based employer to make a statement against the law. For the last part, I said that the only meaningful thing a company could do to oppose the law would be to relocate or not move more jobs to Texas - a statement wouldn’t mean much.

The fact is, the same factors that make Texas a bad state for abortion rights also make it a bad state to work, organize as a union, vote, use public services, or breathe the air. The only thing Texas has going for it are liberal housing construction policies, which make people willing to move there from housing hells in California and the Northeast. That, plus anti-worker policies at the state level, is why they’re growing the way they are.

[–] kahnradosho 5 points (+5|-0)

The only good thing they have is food.

The food in Houston is damned good.

Ive been working here as a teacher for 3 years and everything else you’ve mentioned is true!

The food is good, yeah, especially in Houston. Some of my favorite people live in Texas. The men in charge are just hot garbage.

[–] remquarqk 20 points (+20|-0)

It's infuriating. We have no institutional power anymore.

[–] OneStarWolf 16 points (+16|-0)

Women need their own party. No one actually cares except us.

[–] pennygadget 4 points (+4|-0)

Women need their own party. No one actually cares except us.

I'd love to see some disenfranchised female leaders come together to make a woman's party. This country's 2 party system is bullshit

[–] EvaDemeter 16 points (+16|-0)

Honestly, the silence across the board is a bit creepy. I frequent a gym that has FoxNews front and center (it's a chain....not a right wing gym), and they're not even crowing about this. There's almost no media coverage and not much outrage.

Sorry, I get the point of the post, just wanted to register that as well. The left never rallies for abortion rights in the US, not ever fully or completely.....women are the problem they seem to want to go away.

[–] Iceni 9 points (+9|-0)

I used to go to Chuze and now go to Vasa fitness. It's interesting to see Fox, MSNBC and CNN and what they prioritize simultaneously isn't it? I don't have TV at home.

I feel as if the Democratic Party run on "We are not as bad as those Republicans". The message to women is always "If you don't vote for us you're going to lose abortion rights. We will still treat you like crap though".

[–] pennygadget 6 points (+6|-0)

I feel as if the Democratic Party run on "We are not as bad as those Republicans". The message to women is always "If you don't vote for us you're going to lose abortion rights. We will still treat you like crap though".

Thats how Democrats market to POC as well. They know they own our votes as long as they keep us terrified of the Republicans

[–] EvaDemeter 2 points (+2|-0)

Basically, yeah. You'll still be the lowest priority, and any new shiny object will replace you and your issues every time, women!

[–] FeminineMistake 2 points (+2|-0)

That's surprising. I don't watch TV news at all, and don't often read right-leaning columnists on domestic US issues, but I'd expected lots of celebration on that side. Why do you think that is - do they have a sense that attracting attention will provoke a movement to stop this law? Is it somehow not extreme enough for them to be happy in that it doesn't criminalize abortion as such but attaches weird civil and financial penalties to it?

[–] EvaDemeter 2 points (+2|-0)

They know the majority of the country actually disagrees with them, and they now have lost the legislature and executive office. Isn't in their interest to stoke the fire right now. They will closer to midterms.

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