The problem with crying wolf and using too much hyperbole is that at some point Trump's administration is going to do something that legitimately deserves criticism. And when that happens nobody will listen to you because you way too frequently cried wolf. Get it?
Look, it's important we all believe in the concept of equal rights. Nobody is denying that. But here's a wake-up call for the sky-is-falling crowd: in the eyes of the government you're already equal. Isn't that enough? Did I miss the day when the government went around taking away the rights of women? Was I outta town or something? I'm not sure what right you lost but based on the existence of one too many demonstrators wearing vagina themed clothing this weekend it clearly had nothing to do with stopping self expression.
It's not that I have a problem with your protest. By all means, protest (as long as you don't start vandalizing other people's stuff). Nobody loves raging against injustice as much as me. But no one protesting in DC this weekend was upset about a specific injustice. Topics frequently discussed included the cost of tampons vs Rogaine (in New York state), which apparently is very important. Women were bold enough to say that a tax on tampons was discriminatory because only women buy them. Using that logic, couldn't the same be said for all gender-specific hygiene products? Axe Body Spray, for example, is gonna need to be tax-free. Similarly, I bet a lot of women don't spend money on Fleshlights and beef jerky. Maybe that stuff should be tax free too? Most of you probably think I'm kidding but that's because you forgot taxation is theft. But, I digress.
All I'm really saying is: your outrage-inspired energy is useful, but you're wasting it. Instead of getting mad about the cost of tampons why not protest the decade plus never-ending regional proxy war that we've already hemorrhaged trillions over? You hear that noise? No, not the mob of angry women chanting "Vaginal rights". I'm talking about the sound of your tax money being flushed down the toilet. It kind of sounds like a predator drone dropping bombs on a village. And if you listen even harder you'll hear an NSA agent breathing on the other end of your phone. But that doesn't bother you as much as what you're really listening to: soundbites on the evening news. "Did you hear what Trump said 10 years ago about grabbing a pussy?" Yeah, we heard. And he still won. What does that say about the other choice?
Let's make a deal: over the next 4 years if the people on the left can promise not to pretend this is the new era of fascism just because they lost the election then maybe all of the (rational) people on the right can promise we won't compromise our own principles in order to defend politicians we were vaguely passionate about electing in the first place. It couldn't hurt to try, right?