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"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” - Elie Weisel

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu

"There comes a time when neutrality and laying low become dishonorable. If you’re not in revolt, you’re in cahoots. When this period and your name are mentioned, decades hence, your grandkids will look away in shame." - David Brooks

2 responses to “RI on TrumpCare: Being female isn’t a preexisting condition for health insurance”

  1. jgardner

    Being a woman is a pre-existing condition as much as being a male under the age of 25 is and yet there are no marches and no calls for the government to require auto insurance companies charge male drivers the same as females.

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  2. Barry Schiller

    Thank you RI Women’s March participants. I think the gang of all (white) men smirking in triumph after the House passed Trumpcare bill that takes away health care from low income people, especially women, to help establish yet more tax breaks for the wealthy is unusually disgusting, even for these days. But it is discouraging that those who enabled Trump to win by voting for him (or by not voting) seem to be mostly sticking with that decision despite so many people at risk of being hurt That bodes ill for ever being able to reverse this stuff.

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