First of all, my first sentence was, that I knew this wasn't about the sign industry (been doing it 28+ years), but out of morbid curiosity, I wanted to see what my "friends" here thought about what was going on. At any point after reading that, you didn't have to continue to read my inquiry. Just saying. Last I checked, I have the right to post what I want to, as you have the right not to read what you don't.
Secondly, if you will read my question again, you will not see in it anywhere where I say some women don't experience some form of discrimination at some point in their lives. Didn't say it, didn't imply it, didn't infer it. If you will look 2 or 3 posts back of mine, you will see where I was discussing with Erik that very thing - that when men call here sometimes I can tell them something, but they will want to talk to my husband to get the final word - he gets on the phone and tells them the very same thing I just got finished telling them, and they take his word for it. Difference is, I don't take all of that PERSONALLY!! I don't go into a deep depression and throw a fit or get out and march - don't need a safe space with a therapy dog, play dough and hot chocolate - I especially don't DELIBERATELY hurt other people like the children that had no teachers that day - because I know at the end of the day, the people I care most about know my worth and most importantly, I know my worth!!! The rest, I could care less about what they think of me or my worth!!! I work and bust my butt every day because I own just as much of this business as my husband does, and know just as much as he does about this industry. So, no, I don't have to look very hard because I experience it all of the time. So your inference that I haven't been on that side of it, is absurd on its face. But while looking, all I see in this Country today are women THRIVING more than any time in memory. Women that can do ANYTHING they WANT to as long as they apply themselves and work as hard as I and others do. LIMITLESS opportunities. In some instances more opportunities than men. Like Paul said, men lose out to women every time if they are listed as a woman owned or minority owned business. FACT. They have more tools at their disposal than ever, that if they experience sexism or any other ism for that matter, they can fight back and do. I just want to know what right President Trump has taken away from the marching, protesting women with the stupid looking hats on their heads or the vaginas over their faces?? NONE! That is the answer. The only thing I kept hearing them say when asked was Planned Parenthood and or abortion. I, myself, as a woman, am offended by THAT! I am more than just my body parts! Pretty hard to take them seriously. So are they protesting the right to kill babies?? Is that what their "movement" is about?? Seems so. So, no, I DON'T support THAT!!! So if my supporting ALL women means I have to support that, then I respectfully "RESIST"!! If they don't think they have rights, they should take a look at women that TRULY don't. Like women that suffer genital mutilation, women that are stoned to death or other forms of honor killing - then they may just realize exactly how great they have it here in the good old US of A. Thank goodness the vast majority don't agree with their cause.
Last, I believe in the right to a peaceful protest as well, but that is NOT what we have afoot these days. FAR from it. I also believe that your right to "peacefully assemble" and "protest" STOPS when you infringe on the rights of others and or destroy property of others!! And that is exactly what they wanted that "A Day Without A Woman" to do (though other than the schools having to close, they MISSED and fell short - nobody but the mainstream media, Hollyweird and the far left cared). When you cross over into hurting CHILDREN when schools have to be closed because TEACHERS, the people that are given one of the most sacred of jobs, teaching and caring for our children, refuse to show up because of some kind of mess like this, you have gone TOO FAR!! They didn't help their "cause", they hurt it - and the children. I am the mother of a daughter, and the grandmother of a granddaughter. I raised my daughter from a very young age to be a STRONG woman that is self sufficient, know her worth and not take crap from ANYBODY. I have always told both of them that they don't need to get out and march and protest to prove their worth. That they only need to know their worth, know that all of us that love them know their worth, and make darn sure they know not to stand for anything they feel is wrong for them. That is what I feel is imperative as a mother and grandmother - and they are the ONLY women I feel I owe my support to.
Just a last note about what I have learned about The Sign Syndicate site over the years ...... and I hope I speak for the vast MAJORITY of the others here ..... you are liable to see ANYTHING on here - those easily offended are going to be. #NOTMYMARCH #IHAVERIGHTSTOO #ISHOWEDUPTOWORK