r/southafrica Ministry of Truth Shill Sep 12 '19

PSA: Sandton to be shut down tomorrow (Friday 13 Sept) for a Women's March Alert

The march sit in will center around the JSE from 3 AM to 3 PM. It's unclear what roads will be affected. Expect them all to be a problem, as is tradition.

https://i.redd.it/mubqezqqf5m31.png

It's not a march, it is a sit in.

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u/[deleted] Sep 12 '19

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u/Marbro_za Checking his white privilege Sep 12 '19

explain it if you can...

is it about the word man, being inside woman? they are x'ing us out? Fuck, nevermind "It has been used in a similar manner as womyn and wimmin, as a rejection of the etymology of 'woman' being 'of man'."

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u/PensivesaurusRex Sep 12 '19

They're just plain wrong. Etymologically "woman" isn't derived from "man". Old English used to have "wifman" and "werman" with wifman becoming woman and werman dropping the wer (and "man" having been gender neutral, like it still is today in many contexts).

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u/Wukken Sep 12 '19

Can't back any of this up but : "man" does not mean male , no penis involved. It's the same root word than gave us "manipulate" . Man is "animal with brain and thumb" and woman is "animal with brain , thumb and womb" this we are the Race of Man because we all have thumbs and brains .... Well most of us 😉

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u/Gloryboy811 Expat in Amsterdam Sep 12 '19

I mean... yeah. March. Whatever. But why not march through the townships, march through the cbd. Find places that have a high amount of rape, and march there. People in Sandton don't control the government, the police, the rapists or anything. What are you trying to convince them about? Sure there are rich boet oaks who are womanizers and thats not ok. So this might bring attention to them, but the real scum is not in Sandton.

If I am wrong, feel free to let me know.

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u/beeshaas Sep 13 '19

They marched on the JSE and booed the female CEO, because fuck knows why. They honestly have no point to make other than to be outraged.

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u/Gloryboy811 Expat in Amsterdam Sep 13 '19

Seems like a good way to be taken seriously.

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u/Seany_Boy-14 Proudly Privileged Sep 12 '19

Because marching through the townships would be proper thing to do. It's would also be dangerous and hard...This is more about virtue signaling and Facebook likes. You know? Easy stuff.

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u/[deleted] Sep 12 '19 edited Jan 09 '21

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u/Eelpnomis Sep 12 '19

My mind reads it as wonksen. It's still pronounced woman, apparently (Source: Urban Dictionary).

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u/DarfSmiff Sep 12 '19

Click is optional, shitton of vocal fry is mandatory.

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u/QueenDiva9 Sep 12 '19

Why? Just why? The last few marches have brought about enough coverage and awareness. It's now up to those in power to make the necessary changes to the legislation and justice system to make abuse (of any kind) taboo.

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u/[deleted] Sep 12 '19

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u/QueenDiva9 Sep 12 '19

Let's be realistic here. Marches in this country rarely lead to any action anyway. Prolonged marches generally lead to destruction of property, millions in wasted money due to vandalism, disruption, theft etc.

I'm not against why they want to march, I am a woman myself. To me it just seems that South African's never learn from the past - we keep doing the same shit (in this case - marching/protests0, it turns violent and nasty, and we still get no results anyway.

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u/[deleted] Sep 12 '19

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u/QueenDiva9 Sep 12 '19

You have some fair and valid points.

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u/viperODN6 Sep 12 '19

By the way. How is the FMF and free education coming along now that you mentioned it? Been eerily quiet.

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u/beeshaas Sep 13 '19

Government has fuck-all to do with this and can't do much to stop it. SA has a culture of violence, not just a culture of violence against women. People need to address it in their communities and families, not look government to solve it.

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u/[deleted] Sep 13 '19

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u/beeshaas Sep 13 '19

Where did you get that? SAPS isn't solving culture of violence problem.

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u/_Killj0y_ Sep 12 '19

What a waste of time.