NY Pinays demand equal, not special, treatment at women’s march

NEW YORK CITY – Pinays in New York City demand equal, not special treatment at Intl. Women’s Day march

They are also marching for justice for the lives lost through military and police brutality against women.

Gabriela USA Candice Sering said, “Women, women of color, trans women, are largely affected and marginalized and we need to continue raising those issues to the forefront.”

Women’s rights activists say they are not asking for special treatment for women, just equal treatment for all.

This was the same struggle fought by the people who marched in Selma 50 years ago.

In his speech at Selma’s 50th anniversary, President Barack Obama said this paved the way not just for African Americans, but for every American including minorities and women.

“If you think nothing’s changed in the past 50 years, ask somebody who lived through the Selma or Chicago or L.A. of the 50s. Ask the female CEO who once might have been assigned to the secretarial pool if nothing’s changed. Ask your gay friend if it’s easier to be out and proud in America now than it was thirty years ago. “ Obama said. “To deny this progress — our progress — would be to rob us of our own agency; our responsibility to do what we can to make America better.”

But Gabriela USA member Jennine Ventura says, that’s still not enough.

“Just because there’s a woman CEO or a woman president doesn’t mean we’ve come a long way,” Ventura said. “For the rest of us, the 99 percent that come from that different background, we feel the struggle. We know what it is like and we understand how much more is needed to advance.”

In his speech, Obama did acknowledge that 50 years from “Bloody Sunday”, the struggle for equal opportunity for everyone is not yet over.

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  • Mario
    10 March 2015 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Women’s day march is a creation of liberal Democrats, in preparation for the candidacy of Hillary Clinton for President. Hillary’s email scandal is being questioned by fellow Democrats especially, Sen Diane Feinstein. She believed that Hillary is finished, she saw the opening, Diane Feinstaine is running for President?

  • noz
    11 March 2015 at 9:52 am - Reply

    a trans woman is not a real woman or vice versa – a trans man is not a real man. you are right mario, the demoncraps have been engaging in dirty political ploys one of them is to capture women to vote for their party. these propagandized women are into believing the demoncraps are the defenders of women’s rights – what a bullcrap claim of the demoncrap party. this bunch of female sheepleas are victims of campaign lies of the demoncrap party, who will legalized anything illegal, that’s bad for the country, just to win the power of an elected officials. if its not women, its the gays, the demoncraps giving them momentum on same sex marriage, the hispanics, the demoncraps are siding with the hispanic’s pro illegal aliens stance, the millions lazies freeloaders, the demoncraps squandering / handing them the taxpayers hard earned dollars are their lifetime voters – is no different on corrupt nations like the PH paying off people for their votes. the black populations post slavery for generations unfold a huge social problems of fatherless / out of wedlock born children, the demoncraps took advantaged, used the predominantly black women single parent, that the demoncrap party is the only party on their side, championing their struggle as single parents. killiery clunker’s propaganda – it takes a village to raise a child took the minority women single parent by storm, that a woman like killery is their defender, not knowing the like of killery and her demoncrap party have successfully made the women single parents as the modern slaves of this generation, along with the sheepleas of freeloaders. minority single women parent cannot even think correctly, that it takes a responsible father / a responsible mother to raise a child, not a village. ask the public or any person, will they be willing to raise the fatherless children of the minority women single parent?, of course the answer is a big NO, but will freely say their tax dollars, the government took are being used to encourage its okay to be single parents, instead of discouraging minority women its never okay to have fatherless children, which is the tone of the elephant party is self dependency or self sufficiency, not government dependency, and exactly how its done? simple – every americans, healthy in mind / body must have jobs. sadly, this simple message of jobs to all who deserved a job to restore america to its former glory have been demonized by the demoncraps as non inclusive, twisted to being RACISTS. millions likely sheeple voters have been indoctrinated by the far out lefty, commie, socialist demoncrap party condemning the founding fathers constitutions, with their political ideologues of an unconstitutionally ran government is a progressive nation, what a bunch of insane maniacs, the voters must blame nobody else but themselves, the day america dies.

  • Generoso Magaoay
    12 March 2015 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    It is no surprise that groups like the vulnerable Gabriela USA would easily fall or be misled by Demoncrap members bucking for the presidency. Sure, Gabriela’s desperate “causes this-causes that” would blind its members not able to realize that they are supporting the wrong group… Demoncraps are so good that they could be around “cuddling you” for your support…and promising you for a change you can believe on but several years later recants that statement saying”nobody said that these changes could happen overnight???

  • Generoso Magaoay
    12 March 2015 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    noz, i agree with you regarding your line…trans woman is not a real woman or vice-versa-a trans man is not a real man…there are many agencies out there getting sued for not accommodating these so called “trans people”…for example, there is a requirement that bathroom signs now reflect this kind of societal change…some trans woman should be able to use female bathroom or so…