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'Men are failing us,' says woman planning demonstration
Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 3:01 AM | Jenice Armstrong

Posted on 02/04/2014 8:03:28 AM PST by Phillyred

AS TYEMA SANCHEZ of Northern Liberties got dressed yesterday morning, she carefully considered which purse to carry. Given the recent spate of purse-snatch shootings, she wondered whether she should carry her Louis Vuitton with the short straps. Under the circumstances, maybe a wiser choice was the brown Marshalls knockoff with the long strap that goes across her chest and keeps her hands free. Better yet, perhaps the smartest thing was not to carry a pocketbook at all and instead tuck her money into her bra. Anything's better than toting around what she's begun referring to as a "death ticket." Women across the city are having similar conversations with themselves lately, as Philadelphia reels from yet another senseless purse snatching/homicide. The latest happened early Sunday as two women left the Tropical Heat nightclub at 53rd and Market streets following a night of karaoke. Two men in hooded sweatshirts confronted the women about 2:35 a.m., took their handbags, then opened fire, killing Melissa Thomas, 29, and injuring her friend. All because of a damn handbag. MORE COVERAGE Tears, bewilderment after latest gunpoint robbery "She gave it up and she still was killed," said Sanchez, 40, an administrative assistant. "It's 2:40 in the morning. She's just coming out of the bar. At 2-something in the morning, they probably didn't have that much cash on them. "Where are our men? Why are they not protecting us?" Sanchez continued, her voice full of frustration. "Men are failing us. I feel as though we are not being protected."

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Democrat War on Women. Liberals get people killed. It is a proven fact at this point! They like criminals more than women, or any other citizen.
1 posted on 02/04/2014 8:03:28 AM PST by Phillyred
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To: Phillyred

2 posted on 02/04/2014 8:04:44 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Phillyred

They’re blaming the purse?

How about the worthless scum?


3 posted on 02/04/2014 8:05:31 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Phillyred

Good grief. We’ve spent the last 30 years emasculating our men, then wonder why they don’t act like cowboys.

You mean they’re not supposed to be sensitive and abhor violence? They’re supposed to be tough? Next thing you know, we’ll accuse them of not being providers as well as protectors.


4 posted on 02/04/2014 8:07:14 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Phillyred

Men in positions of high power are failing us too. I know some women are filing us too but I’m not stupid enough to say all women are failing us.

A Man


5 posted on 02/04/2014 8:07:57 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Phillyred

Hey, the left said we’re all equal. Protect your own selves. (Well, being able to protect yourself is just a smart way to live, no matter who you are. But you can thank the left for the fact that chivalry is dead and stinking.) You don’t get it both ways (even though “feminists” try to)-it’s either “I am woman hear me roar” or “I am a poor helpless victim”.


6 posted on 02/04/2014 8:08:42 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Phillyred

Perhaps a woman hanging out until 2am in a bar is unwise regardless of her handbag brand.


7 posted on 02/04/2014 8:09:04 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: jsanders2001

Men in positions of high power are failing us too. I know some women are failing us too but I’m not stupid enough to say all women are failing us.

A Man


8 posted on 02/04/2014 8:09:18 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Phillyred

*** “Where are our men? Why are they not protecting us?” Sanchez continued, her voice full of frustration. “Men are failing us. I feel as though we are not being protected.” ***

That makes me smile. They disarm, belittle, marginalize, feminize and abuse men, then complain when there aren’t what they consider “real men” around.

Enjoy what you’ve created you ignorant ....


9 posted on 02/04/2014 8:09:21 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Phillyred

Coming out of a bar alone at 2:40 in the morning is just asking for trouble.”Men are failing us”,Lady-you’re failing yourself.


10 posted on 02/04/2014 8:09:43 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: JudyinCanada
We’ve spent the last 30 years emasculating our men, then wonder why they don’t act like cowboys.
11 posted on 02/04/2014 8:11:45 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Phillyred

Men prey on women and always have

Who has been kind to women over time?

Jewish people are fairly kind to women

Christians not so much

Muslims are brutal to women

Women are brutal to women

Ladies, get a gun


12 posted on 02/04/2014 8:12:00 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Farmer Dean

“Coming out of a bar alone at 2:40 in the morning is just asking for trouble.”Men are failing us”,Lady-you’re failing yourself.”

Yep, sounds like an excuse to me. My Dad told me along time ago, nothing good ever happens after midnight.


13 posted on 02/04/2014 8:12:36 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: the OlLine Rebel

We’re not allowed to say anything about the hooded sweatshirt perpetrators. But, seems to me that these guys are to blame for being part of the criminal element.

And what’s with men are supposed to protect them, etc? They are hanging out in a bar alone, and didn’t have a man with them. What exactly are they saying?


14 posted on 02/04/2014 8:12:59 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Which is it twits? We are all told that women don’t need men, but if things don’t go right they do need men. Evidently we’re still needed to be the cash cow, to throw ourselves in front of a bullet for them, as some form of sperm donor but other than that we’re useless; it that the current concept?

Women want to blame men for anything that doesn’t go right for them but expect them to protect them in some way, probably with those evil guns and probably wouldn’t like it when the death rate of black thugs skyrocketed because some man was protecting them.

You’ve failed yourself twit, figure it out for yourself.


15 posted on 02/04/2014 8:14:19 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: V_TWIN

CCW ladie, CCW.


16 posted on 02/04/2014 8:14:41 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: V_TWIN

ladie=lady


17 posted on 02/04/2014 8:15:28 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: brownsfan

Yup, I fail to see how this is my problem, or that of any man.

I would truly love to see someone spell this all out in explicit language to this woman ...


18 posted on 02/04/2014 8:15:43 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: yldstrk
Christians not so much

I beg to disagree with that statement but agree with everything else.

19 posted on 02/04/2014 8:16:14 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: mrsmel
Hey, the left said we’re all equal. Protect your own selves. (Well, being able to protect yourself is just a smart way to live, no matter who you are. But you can thank the left for the fact that chivalry is dead and stinking.)

OK, so she's in a situation where no man thinks she's worth risking himself to protect her. She should either get a CCW, find a man and give him a reason to want to protect her, or both.

We all know that if there was a sudden surge in shooting purse snatchers, the Al & Jesse show would be coming to town. Especially if the snatchers work in two-man teams: one unarmed guy to snatch the purse (being unarmed to avoid aggravated robbery charges), and a partner to shoot anybody who gives chase.

20 posted on 02/04/2014 8:16:27 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Phillyred

I can barely remember way back before women were “liberated,” when they were held in such high esteem in society. Men, society, protected, defended, and provided for them in ways that the last two generations could never dream was possible.


21 posted on 02/04/2014 8:16:50 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: V_TWIN

“Northern Liberties” is Philly, AKA Killadelphia. That pretty much explains it.


22 posted on 02/04/2014 8:17:18 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: Phillyred
"She gave it up and she still was killed,"

After this point, none of the rest of the article matters, because this statement shows clearly that the purse wasn't the point.

They don't have a problem with thieves who sometimes kill. They have a problem with killers who sometimes steal.

Blaming men, expressing outrage in the newspaper, writing your congress creature, won't do a bit of good. Situational awareness and lots of weaponry to bring to bear on these evil people are the only things that will help.

And prayer. Prayer would be very appropriate.

23 posted on 02/04/2014 8:18:53 AM PST by irv (Live Tea or die!)
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To: Phillyred
[ . . . ]two women left the Tropical Heat nightclub at 53rd and Market streets following a night of karaoke. Two men in hooded sweatshirts confronted the women about 2:35 a.m., took their handbags, then opened fire, killing Melissa Thomas, 29, and injuring her friend. [ . . . ] "Where are our men? Why are they not protecting us?" [ . . .] "Men are failing us. I feel as though we are not being protected."

"Where are our men?" You didn't bring any with you! It wasn't THAT long ago that a lady would not be ANYWHERE outside at night without a proper male escort (and no, I don't mean THAT kind of escort).
24 posted on 02/04/2014 8:19:40 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
They are hanging out in a bar alone, and didn’t have a man with them. What exactly are they saying?

They're alone in a bar at 2:00 AM because no man wants them. No decent self-respecting man is hanging out in a bar at 2:00 AM.

25 posted on 02/04/2014 8:20:26 AM PST by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until at least January 2017.)
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To: PapaBear3625

And white female leftist would be leading the charge right behind Al and Jesse. They want to be perfectly “equal”, but I never see them picket for equal numbers of women to dig ditches or collect garbage (well, before it was mostly mechanised). They just want equality when it comes to being the CEO.


26 posted on 02/04/2014 8:20:43 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: brownsfan

The good men are home sleeping rather than hoeing around at a bar at 2 AM.


27 posted on 02/04/2014 8:20:59 AM PST by Average Al
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Actually, we’re not allowed to DO anything about suscpicious looking hoodie wearing guys, right? I mean, hoodies are only worn by children who don’t carry anything other than candy and fruit punch on them, right?

So again, not my problem. They should take it up with a little thing called “karma.”


28 posted on 02/04/2014 8:21:16 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: Right Brother

yes...there is that small detail which doesnt appear to have gotten much play...


29 posted on 02/04/2014 8:21:37 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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*** “Where are our men? Why are they not protecting us?” Sanchez continued, her voice full of frustration. “Men are failing us. I feel as though we are not being protected.” *** That makes me smile. They disarm, belittle, marginalize, feminize and abuse men, then complain when there aren’t what they consider “real men” around. Enjoy what you’ve created you ignorant ....

Absolutely correct. If you raised your feral, illegitimate male offspring to be men, rather than abandoning them without upbringing, you wouldn't have this problem.

Wake up!!

30 posted on 02/04/2014 8:22:19 AM PST by Parmy
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To: yldstrk
Jewish people are fairly kind to women
Christians not so much

Nice broad brush you paint with there. I don't know what Christians you are thinking about, but the Christians I know treat women with respect, and cherish and protect them.

31 posted on 02/04/2014 8:23:53 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yes, sometimes people make comments out if context. This article is full of them. The other homicide victims mentioned WERE accompanied by men who apparently tried to stop it.

Real issue here is who has the gun? Oh, the thug! Those who do not obey laws!

I think I can appreciate what the woman activist is actually saying. If you live in that culture, you definitely see it. Those men aren’t men, they are low lifes. Dollars to donuts the victim men mentioned were not of that culture.


32 posted on 02/04/2014 8:23:59 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: no-to-illegals

the thing about Christians is the beating, the infidelity and the demands for submission

the Christian men conveniently forget they are to lay down their lives for their spouse

also their constant demands for respect and not to be what they call “emasculated”, which basically means they want what they want and don’t want to be held accountable to a woman


33 posted on 02/04/2014 8:26:15 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Am sorry for your bad luck with Christian Men.


34 posted on 02/04/2014 8:27:41 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: VRWCmember

He’s talking historically.

Though I’d argue that, too.


35 posted on 02/04/2014 8:28:28 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: yldstrk

Also tells me you really haven’t met a Christian Man, only one that called himself such.


36 posted on 02/04/2014 8:29:03 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: yldstrk

Here you go again.


37 posted on 02/04/2014 8:29:05 AM PST by skeeter
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To: JudyinCanada

There’s a pretty good book about a movement (if something spontaneous can be so categorised) of “Men On Strike”-men who are dropping out of dating and marriage. It makes the case that the men who choose to make their lives around their jobs and playing video games, aren’t being “Peter Pan”, they’ve just opted out of the usual expected trajectory of dating then marrying, because marriage these days, for a man, is like playing Russian Roulette with only one bullet missing. Even living with a woman can get you bankrupted and lose your children. Just a one-night-stand can land a man in prison if the woman has “drunken remorse”, which is a defense that men are never allowed to consider.

I don’t know if the men are 100% right, but they’re certainly not completely wrong.


38 posted on 02/04/2014 8:29:46 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: MeganC

Ping for your intrest Megan dear :-)


39 posted on 02/04/2014 8:30:16 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Phillyred
"Where are our men? Why are they not protecting us?"

Where is your sidearm? Why are you not protecting yourself?

40 posted on 02/04/2014 8:30:34 AM PST by grobdriver
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To: no-to-illegals

good point, I’ll grant you that


41 posted on 02/04/2014 8:32:37 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: RJS1950
Women want to blame men for anything that doesn’t go right for them but expect them to protect them in some way, probably with those evil guns and probably wouldn’t like it when the death rate of black thugs skyrocketed because some man was protecting them.

Exactly.
42 posted on 02/04/2014 8:33:05 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Phillyred

Samuel Colt will not fail you!


43 posted on 02/04/2014 8:33:18 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: yldstrk

Thank You!


44 posted on 02/04/2014 8:33:30 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Parmy

In fairness, we don’t know if this particular woman is a feminazi expressing double standards.


45 posted on 02/04/2014 8:34:10 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: PapaBear3625

Women (my baby d’in do nuffins) would be screamng the loudest if a man had protected the elederly women who have been raped, beat, and in some cases murdered, by a man who shot the “yoofs” who attacked them.


46 posted on 02/04/2014 8:36:29 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: skeeter

yep, here I go again

you know a lot of it is the mememememememememememememe
garbage from psychologists and Hollywood, the emphasis on money and pleasure and self-actualization, these thieves and murderers really do not care who they hurt and simply look for the weakest targets

If women take walks on urban streets after dark, hang in bars until the wee hours, they court trouble. Safety demands you are in the house after dark, not out cruising around.


47 posted on 02/04/2014 8:37:27 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: brownsfan

Yeah, what you said...and I’m a chick.


48 posted on 02/04/2014 8:39:04 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: Phillyred

um...

lady... you wouldn’t need a man to protect you if you hadn’t been disarmed by the liberals you vote into office!

A gun is the great equalizer between the weak and the strong!

You let the Liberal war on women (also known as gun control) make you a helpless victim, now live with the consequences.


49 posted on 02/04/2014 8:39:37 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Phillyred
'Men are failing us,' says woman planning demonstration

Stop giving it away.

Stop putting up with disappearing sperm doners.

Stop praising single mothers with a six pack of multi-hued kids who have no idea who their father is.

Stop playing the race card whenever law enforcement cracks down on street criminals.


50 posted on 02/04/2014 8:40:23 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson)
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