A year ago, they stormed the streets of big cities and small towns to make their views known: Women’s rights are human rights. Many wore on their heads what became the de facto symbol of feminism in 2017: the pink pussyhat. The Women’s March is back in 2018, with its Power to the Polls anniversary protests this weekend. The focus during this Women’s March reboot is to register more women to vote, and to elect women and progressive candidates to public office.
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) The pink hats were so popular in the run up to the 2017 Women’s March on Washington that in some cities, shops couldn’t keep pink yarn on their shelves. But since that time, the idea has begun to sour among some feminists. The sentiment is that the pink pussyhat excludes and is offensive to transgender women and gender nonbinary people who don’t have typical female genitalia and to women of color.
At least she showed up. Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon sat in the Ingham County Circuit courtroom Wednesday afternoon, listening as a steady stream of victims spoke for a second day about former Dr. Larry Nassar's habitual sexual assaults over two decades in sports medicine at MSU. Simon's absence from the courtroom Tuesday, the first day of victim-impact statements, was palpable.
@timdraeger@freep Why is it impossible to say: “I am sorry. I will help you”? Why is it impossible to be there in person as each victim speaks? Why is it impossible to say: “We missed it and we shouldn’t have” and ask for an independent investigation? I fail to see how any of that is impossible.
Michigan State University's Lou Anna Simon is a day late and empathy short when it comes to #LarryNassar's victims. It's time for the university to request an independent investigation and be held accountable for its failures: http://on.freep.com/2ETELsL
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