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My daughter is a freshman in college and doesn't always agree with the way her generation thinks. When asked, she submitted her opinion on The Women's March to every publication on campus. No one responded.

I think she deserves to be heard (

Thanks in advance for taking the time to read it if you do

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The problem is your daughter does not seem to care what other people think, so that is probably why no one commented. I would comment, but it would be to say its ok to say that you do not feel the need to march, but its not ok to dismiss those people who do. Its also not that great she seems to paint everyone as a stupid liberal especially those who are teaching classes she wanted to take and you are probably paying for.

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.88
    Originally posted by lotjx
    The problem is your daughter does not seem to care what other people think

Does not SEEM to??

    Originally posted by the essay
    as a white, straight, Christian female from the third snobbiest town in New Jersey, some of those issues really don’t matter to me. If they don’t apply to my current predicaments, I don’t particularly care.

That statement is the definition of privilege, and while I get that she won't care, anyone who reads this is either going to be flabbergasted to the point of incredulity, or they are going to agree and remain silent because there's a reason why "no one ever wants to say that."

There's a way to argue that you disagree with another political party or movement. This is not that way.

There's a large world out there beyond North Jersey. This essay sounds like it was written by a young girl who hasn't had the opportunity to venture much out of it.

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"I'm not racist--I have a minority friend!--but I'll happily vote for a racist if it means that rich white people can get richer!"

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I'm not sure if she's trying to defend herself from voting differently or if she's trying to say that the protests were wrong.
I really hope nobody is giving her crap for not marching, for voting republican and what not. Because she has the right to do that.
I applaud her for believing in herself and standing up for her convictions.

But it seems she isn't willing to accept yet that others have different experiences. Perhaps reading both sides of the story isn't enough if you cannot relate to those issues (because as she pointed out, they don't matter to her)
Instead she claims they are subordinate because they spoke up.
What I'd like to hear is what she'd would have done if something that she does care for had been taken away.
Is a peaceful march not a good form?
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