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Some women are striking from
smiling today. Here’s why.

Washington Post, by Michael Alison Chandler

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Posted By:danvillebill, 3/8/2017 1:10:04 PM

The “Day Without a Woman” strike on Wednesday may mean a day with fewer smiles. While not every one plans to skip work, many who want to show solidarity with the growing feminist movement said they plan to strike from unpaid work that women disproportionately do, including cooking, cleaning and, some said, smiling. More specifically, fake smiling. Some feminists say the happy face they sport by habit — or on command — is a form of unpaid “emotional labor.”

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I am crushed to learn that after those rare times when a woman smiled at me it was not because she thought I was strikingly handsome...instead she was forced to smile out of a sense of duty under the duress of ´emotional labor´.
And yes, the androgynously named author is, at least currently, a female.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Flipper3, 3/8/2017 1:14:50 PM     (No. 11182810)

Truth be told, they´re the same ones who never crack a smile anyway.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nwcudagal, 3/8/2017 1:16:57 PM     (No. 11182812)

It´s a fake smile because feminists have no joy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: droopydog, 3/8/2017 1:17:33 PM     (No. 11182815)

I was hoping for a "vacation day" today, but they are going to make it tough.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MarkTwain, 3/8/2017 1:23:48 PM     (No. 11182830)

"If a man speaks in a forest and no woman hears him, is he still wrong?"

No. He´s happy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: columba, 3/8/2017 1:25:15 PM     (No. 11182834)

Show me a woman who smiles, and I will show you a family in which the man is the bread winner and the head of the household.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ravenhaven, 3/8/2017 1:26:37 PM     (No. 11182838)

Another strategy to tear apart out once-wonderful country. Maybe we need immigrants -- because the rest of s will be leaving.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 3/8/2017 1:35:22 PM     (No. 11182853)

I´m organizing a ´World-Wide Month Without Plumbers´ strike for mid August.

During this time we will be holding our Plumbing-Heating & Cooling Awards Ceremonies.

Emergency calls will be taken in order of receipt and dealt with after the conclusion of the after-parties.

BTW---Only Plumbers can solve the transgender bathroom problem. Think about it and get out your check books.

See ya in September !

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blue Hen1, 3/8/2017 1:35:45 PM     (No. 11182854)

havent noticed anything on my end, did they cancel it?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jc96, 3/8/2017 1:37:24 PM     (No. 11182855)

yea, it´s Womans Day here in Italy. Should be renamed to "make your own sandwich day". Meh...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: postaway, 3/8/2017 1:52:39 PM     (No. 11182875)

There are people who spend years in 12 Step programs learning how to put themselves last in gracious service to others. The Marine Corps insists that officers eat last to make sure their military "family" is taken care of first. I consider it an honor to bring a sense of joy and respect for others into my day. And I don´t pay any attention to the selfish misfits who hide behind the mantle of "feminist."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: greggojo, 3/8/2017 1:57:08 PM     (No. 11182879)

More silliness from the leftists at the Post.The marches are funded and organized by multiple Soros groups and led by the worst sort of anti-Americans.

I feel sorry for the women who have been taken in by individuals who are so opposed to everything that´s great about this Country.

I can´t help but noticing the huge numbers of teachers who are participating (and causing havoc for thousands of the working women whose schools must close for the day). I wonder if the teachers unions not only encouraged teachers´ participation, but even offered them stipends, transportation and free lunches in exchange for agreeing to participate, as that´s often the case.

The protesters will indubitably leave behind huge piles of garbage wherever they protest. That´s another constant feature of leftists´ demonstrations.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rather Read, 3/8/2017 1:58:58 PM     (No. 11182883)

I haven´t noticed a thing where I am. I smile and am pleasant because that´s how I roll. Sorry if it offends the Post´s snowflakes.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Tegan, 3/8/2017 2:01:08 PM     (No. 11182886)

Gosh, Patty Murrey (Representative from Washington, D) must have gotten the ant-smiling message early...like decades ago. I have NEVER seen that woman smile once!
Am in a public place that has The View on...all wearing red, of course. What´s with all the color-coordinated themes(pink vagins hats, white, red).guess these women can´t think for themselves. One might think they are still in elementary school.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 3/8/2017 2:26:36 PM     (No. 11182915)

The so-called ´´growing feminist movement´´ is only a figment of a vivid imagination of people like the WaPo. From a friend of mine, ´´My girl is giving me the silent treatment. She thinks that makes me mad.´´

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Lucky5, 3/8/2017 2:34:26 PM     (No. 11182921)

Or #5 you will see a very happy divorced and single woman for over 14 years now, with her 3 grown kids all close to her and a full life on her own. It is not wise to generalize. I smile and I am happy ever day. I am blessed and grateful for my life.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: kono, 3/8/2017 2:37:56 PM     (No. 11182929)

#14, is that a feminist movement that´s increasing in numbers? A movement for feminists who are growing in size? Or maybe an increase in the movement of feminists? My parser is experiencing difficulties processing that phrase.

Either way, though, I don´t think any among them are smiling.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mickturn, 3/8/2017 3:24:33 PM     (No. 11182978)

Lib HAGS never smile, so what´s the difference?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 3/8/2017 4:21:38 PM     (No. 11183057)

It´s National PMS Day!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: web, 3/8/2017 5:04:33 PM     (No. 11183116)

My wife describes herself as a "housewife" and cooks once in a while, cleans very little, and does the dishes and laundry. I wouldn´t say that she is unpaid. She has a roof over her head, a bed to sleep in, and gets to eat whatever she wants. She doesn´t want to drive or work outside the home. It´s her "choice."

Fine with me. I don´t always enjoy getting up with the alarm clock and going to work, but it beats sitting around the house and being poor. When can I go on strike? Nothing would get fixed around here, no shopping done, no paycheck. My wife certainly doesn´t smile unless she feels like it... which isn´t often. She´s an old grouch. I´ll put up with it for her, but all these other people whining, bitching and moaning about their lives is getting old. Not my problem.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: citizen, 3/8/2017 5:34:26 PM     (No. 11183164)

How about instead of whining plan a huge "Thank God I was born in America day."

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Reply 21 - Posted by: elsalin, 3/8/2017 5:50:30 PM     (No. 11183182)

The article was hard to get through. Ugh!!!

FWIW, I spent the day trying to find someone to get a lizard out of my dining room that my cat brought in...a big burly man came to my rescue and safely got the lizard back outside. I couldn´t stop smiling at him. I´m still smiling and counting my blessings that we have President Trump in office.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: dvc, 3/8/2017 5:54:20 PM     (No. 11183188)

Ha! These witches do not know how to smile.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: SALady, 3/8/2017 5:57:02 PM     (No. 11183191)

I am a conservative woman. I smile often -- especially since January when our 8 year national disaster finally came to an end!!!

I smile at my husband, because I love him and he makes me happy. I smile at my sons, because they are good boys and men and make me proud. I smile at my preacher at church because he preaches from the word of God.

I´m guessing it´s only miserable liberal women who have to fake smiles (and probably fake other things too...)

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Cousair, 3/8/2017 9:01:10 PM     (No. 11183343)

Do something memorable, go sit and watch Oprah and please don´t forget you pussy hat.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: harper, 3/9/2017 12:42:29 AM     (No. 11183520)

Methinks today´s scowl is popular amongst those whose armpit braids pull and itch and their Birkenstocks destroy odor eaters on sight.

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