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Re: “Outraged

INVESTIGATOR OF BOTH SIDES, "I fought for feminism years before you both were born. But you, and so many like you, are not what we fought for."

If you read it again, her comments are a fight for a conceptual acknowledgement of women's bodies as deserving of autonomy in any space and workplace. She's also speaking to justice for the women who have suffered physical injustices by AL Franken as he benefited from the fear he instilled in all of them. This is honorable. People at large not only need to know a major reason that women leave jobs, are "insecure", or don't reach for opportunity when it would seem they should, but leaders and staff also need to be held accountable for chronic injustices.

Autumn Tolbert isn't in an article competition or claiming justice for herself getting groped. To your point of what is ideal feminism, keeping your sexual harassment private, between you and the people who take note of the incident, often doesn't create solidarity and it often doesn't change any system, but it is brave. It's also brave to speak publicly in disdain of powerful people, like Autumn did. Speaking publicly often creates solidarity and solidarity is critical to any movement. Bravery is an inherent quality of feminism, because it is alternative thinking to the status quo. It sounds like you both are (or were) feminists.

If what you were searching for, in your hateful state of lashing out to the only women who wrote something here, was acknowledgement- "I fought for feminism years before you both were born."- I would like to acknowledge you and say, thank you for your fight. Thank you for your service.

It's because of the feminists before us, like you, that we can publicly speak our opinions and be heard. Since feminism can mean many things to any person, but the central tenant is to empower women economically and socially, I think you can be proud that these ripples are still moving.

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Posted by Renata on 01/08/2018 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Gay discrimination sponsors change message in face of backlash to bigotry

Or is this going to be the fuel that gets Democrats angry and willing to vote?
Republicans find all sorts of politico-religious ways to be angry and motivated to vote!

Perhaps we have gotten too good at apathy and ignoring the annoying insanity that is politico-religious and that is making decisions because few turned up to vote.

Posted by Renata on 03/04/2015 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Gay discrimination sponsors change message in face of backlash to bigotry

Thank you, Max Brantley, for your voice. I can tell that you worked a lot to inspire interest in the topic and work against it.

Why were the thousands of voices not enough to change Gov. Hutchinson's actions and do you think it was because there weren't voices from the Walton Family, Stephens Family, Hunt Family, Tyson Family, the families in Arkansas that
"make the wealth of New York's billionaire families seem less impressive" (Forbes, 2014)?

Should we be mad as Arkansans that the only meaningful help we need is so global minded that they won't support the civil rights of humans in their hosting state?

Posted by Renata on 03/04/2015 at 10:43 PM

Re: “'Pro-discrimination' bill passes Senate committee UPDATE

Dear Senator Hester,

You must not know what it is like to have a loved one who is gay, to watch him be attacked violently in a parking lot with a wooden board because of hate, to watch him grow into adulthood with fear of the world and hatred for himself, and to have known well as a bystander, a loved one, before you knew what it was to be gay, that he has been gay since he was 5 years old.

What will or could separate you from the love of Christ? What could separate your spirit from Christ’s love?

Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword? No, in all these things you conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us. Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Christianity is not threatened by the private intimate life of gays.

Romans Chapter 15
For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, “Abba,* Father!

Romans Chapter 39
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I regret that you represent any part of my beautiful Northwest Arkansas and my Arkansas heritage.

I regret that you represent Christianity.

You stand for hate. You stand for anger. You don't stand for your Lord Jesus Christ who washed the feet of lepers, beggars, and prostitutes. You don't love, or forgive, or accept. Your love is false. You are false.

Renata Shelton of Fayetteville and Harrison Arkansas

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Posted by Renata on 02/15/2015 at 1:46 PM


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