Lovers and Haters

Subject: pink bloque roques!!!  
From: Robert  
Date: Sun, August 29, 2004 12:45 pm  
i'm down with the pink bloque...i will call myself a punk bloque though...or maybe i  play punk roque...saw youz on the news during nyc gop protest...keep rocking!!!  
Subject: CSPAN Spotting  
From: Colin  
Date: Sun, August 29, 2004 12:17 pm  
Hey, this is cool: I see you on C-SPAN, I Google you, I find your site, now I am writing to say thanks for coming down here to New York to help keep the public space open for all our bodies. Stick around! See a show! Do some more dancing! Love the instructional video. I'm kind of clumsy, but I will try.  
Colin, Brooklyn, NY 
Subject: Radical Cheerleaders Pro Pink Bloque  
From: Rah Booty  
Date: Fri, July 2, 2004 9:08 pm  
Hi this is a member of Rah-Booty a Radical Cheerleading squad based in Kansas City Missouri, We Like what your doing, just wanted to drop a line on that. Keep it going! Rah-Booty!!  
Subject: Basic Info  
From: Anna 
Date: Fri, June 11, 2004 8:57 pm  
really appreciate what you are doing im the lone  
woman in tampa florida who feels like im preaching the  
same things you are to the blind and those just too  
dumb to realize what is in front of their face. Now I  
would gladly like to expand your network and open my  
home in Tampa to you all if ever need to be out here  
im such a "feminist" in my friends eyes im dating i  
think one of the only men that i know who is a bigger  
feminst than any girl i know. I dont see it being  
feminst i see it as fighting for what is rightfully  
mine.. earning a living wage like a man does there are  
more single women parents out there then men single  
parents why pay the man more the woman needs to be  
paid more to make up for the dead beat dad. If you  
would allow i would like to add your website to the  
flyers i hand out at the local punk record store and  
maybe get something going out here in Tampa, Fl.  
Subject: Radio  
From: Jonathan 
Date: Mon, June 7, 2004 5:03 pm  
I heard about you on NPR and must say how you remind me of the best of the rebel girls of my own sojourn in Chicago. Nice work you’re doing.  
Those protests were often a bore. In the age of that new denizen of hell, Reagan, everyone was so damn grim as the hippies and punks glared  
distrustfully at one another and wouldn’t heed Emma Goldman’s dictum of "If I can't dance I don't want to be in your revolution."  
If you ever have T-shirts printed, put my 19 month old pink diaper daughter down for the first off the press in her size!  
Los Angeles.  
Subject: I (heart) Pink Bloque!!!  
From: Maria  
Date: Wed, April 28, 2004 9:14 pm  
Hey Pink Bloque! You roqued. I was an organizer for the Young People's All-Access Contingent (we were all wearing the orange star t-shirts), and I work for Choice USA ( I just wanted to say that you gals were a highlight of the March for me. I enjoyed your performance, and I wanted to send you out major props! Keep on keepin' on! 
Subject: Saw you on DC on Sunday  
From: Mark 
Date: Mon, April 26, 2004 7:26 pm  
Calling all pinkos, ... or maybe pinkettes,  
Don't worry. I'm not a right-wingnut. I'm just a guy who happened to see the ladies in pink dancing at the DC mall. I just wanted to say how inspired and delighted I was to see the 6 Ps in action. My 12-year old son liked them, too. Keep up the good work.  
Mark from NH.  
Subject: TY for Sun 4/25!  
From: Julie 
Date: Sun, April 25, 2004 11:08 pm  
Thank you for such an energized performance! Seeing the Pink Bloque dancers perform beside the Lincoln Memorial was an amazing way to begin my day Marching for Women's Lives. I especially loved the bump-n-grind performed basically ON the anti-choice demonstrator who dared to march his poster in front of the dancers. I loved the virtual lap dance he received because it represented an excellent example of peaceful protest -- those dancers Shut Him Down, baby! Woo hoo!  
Check out the photo on  
Look for photo #7 in the gallery of images.  
And look for a mention of you guys in this collection of vignettes:  
Even at the end of the day, after a long and wonderful series of inspiring moments, everyone in my group agreed that seeing you guys was a definite highlight of our day. Thank you for your efforts and your energy.  
Hope your day was as inspiring as ours was!  
--Julie with Amy, Gillian, Jack, Arlene and Lisa  
Subject: Fabulous "seeing" you at the march on Sunday.  
From: Mary  
Date: Sun, April 25, 2004 5:34 pm  
Thanks! never heard of the group before -- of to read  
more about it now.  
Subject: I really wish I lived in Chicago!  
From: Monica  
Date: Sun, August 10, 2003 3:03 pm  
Hi, I just wanted to send a message of support from down South (Asheville, NC). A friend of mine recently saw you in DC and called me immediately on her cell phone to inform me of how fabulous Pink Bloque is. The night of the protest, she happened to be wearing pink nailpolish and a pink tshirt, both of us have been naturally pink for a long time. I appreciate your efforts, and I hope to see you in action someday!  
Monica, Asheville, NC  
Subject: pink bloque  
Date: Mon, July 28, 2003 11:01 am  
you girls fucking rock!!  
Subject: [Pink Bloque Blog] 8/19/2004 02:55:58 PM  
Date: Thu, August 19, 2004 2:56 pm  
So this is the best you could come up with? You are going to stand out in a crowd by wearing pink and dance. This will give you an audience that thinks you have too much time on your hands and won’t take you seriously. I know just looking at your site has done it for me. K --Posted by Anonymous to Pink Bloque Blog at 8/19/2004 02:55:58 PM  
From: Nick  
Date: Tue, July 27, 2004 3:34 pm  
So, it's a free country...but not for Christians, Republicans,  
Heterosexuals, white men, Patriots, etc. This country was founded by  
Heterosexuals, white men, Christians and Patriots, Dude! Are you people with the Communist Party? I think you are. Why don't you all go to North Korea, where you'll all be welcomed and made to feel comfortable. Really! I'm not kidding. Use your skills and sweat to help the poor there. It's easy to destroy, but difficult to build. My ancestors, including native Americans, built this country from their blood, sweat, tears, tears and sacrifice. Something you people, apparently, know nothing about. Earn some self-respect! You've not earned a free ticket to destroy the USA and pick it apart like the vultures you are!  
Subject: Clarification on issues  
From: Matt  
Date: Fri, July 25, 2003 4:05 pm  
Dear Pink Bloque:  
Congratulations on getting press exposure recently in the Washington Post. It's refreshing to see that a different approach is being taken to street level demonstrations these days. It's great you are seeking to promulgate such issues as equity between the genders (the pay rate issue, for example). The problem is that there is a lot of false teachings and bad statistics that have become widely accepted regarding this and other gender-specific matters, and I am concerned your group has taken on some of these beliefs in error. For example, there is not a wage gender gap in the United States as many would have the public believe. Please see Kathleen Parker's article at: addressing this issue.

Another good article on this matter is at: Many issues remain outstanding these days that are concerned with the matter of equity between the genders as classes. Unfortunately for men, they tend to not be treated equitably with regard to some of the most important issues in our society today. In the matter of reproduction for example, men have no post-conceptive reproductive rights at all. Women are free to abort or have the child as they desire; they may choose to keep a child to term and then require the father or purported father to pay child support for a child he may also be denied any right to visit, much less participate in raising. The same is true when it comes to matters involving divorce and child custody. Half of new marriages end in divorce; 70% of divorces are initiated by women, and 90% of the time, sole custody goes to the mother. These figures together give men a 1 in 3 chance of being left by their wives and being "stuck with the bill". This helps explain the much higher rate of male suicide, for example,,2933,44183,00.html) as well as the rapid decline of interest men are showing in marrige today in western countries. This degree of inequity is literally undercutting the foundations of our society's own propagation. Other issues include non-between-the-sexes-specific matters. Men are more likely to be prosecuted for crimes than women are not prosecuted for, such as filing a false police report, failure to pay child support (in those few cases where women are required to pay C/S to a custodial father, when they fail to do so, they are not prosecuted), failure to allow visitation (same as child support issue), kidnapping, possession of illegal drugs, tax evasion/failure to pay taxes, automobile-related offenses, and even murder. Similarly, men are subject to laws specific to their gender which if they fail to comply with, place them in danger of arrest or loss of rights or privileges (such as educational loans or drivers licenses), such as failure to register for Selective Service or failure to appear as ordered if drafted. Women's lack of requirement for potential compulsory military service exempts them even from being in  danger of this happening.  
The list goes on. Please spend some time researching men's issues, which go largely ignored by mainstream press, and re-evaluate the causes which you are supporting, and perhaps consider supporting others instead.  
Respectfully yours,  
National Coalition of Free Men, DC Chapter  

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