This past week has been such a week of change. My partner and I are transitioning our relationship, redefining it, and the country seems to have followed our example.
I have no idea how women in America could vote for a man who has said the things Trump said, but somehow many did. I clearly don’t know my country. I know people hated Obama, but I had difficulty understanding why. I would listen to him speak and feel he was such a good leader- the only thing I could understand was perhaps he was a bit idealistic and thought everyone around him was reasonable and so he treated them as such. If anything his endeared him to me more as deeply understood that reaction to the world.
But how could we go from such a leader to Trump- the least qualified man for he job, a rude bigot, racist, egotist who doesn’t value half the human race other than to feed his ego. I understand HRC wasn’t a strong candidate, but please, she was at least qualified. I understand the desire for anarchy, but he will not improve your lives- if that is what you want from your government. It’s the diversion that bought us to this place and it will only be worse with such a man.
So I sit here, alone, longing for comfort, finding none in the world.
“So while I do not pray for anybody or any party to commit outrages, still I do pray, and that earnestly and constantly, for some terrific shock to startle the women of this nation into a self-respect which will compel them to see the abject degradation of their present position; which will force them to break their yoke of bondage, and give them faith in themselves; which will make them proclaim their allegiance to women first; which will enable them to see that man can no more feel, speak or act for woman than could the old slaveholder for his slave. The fact is, women are in chains, and their servitude is all the more debasing because they do not realize it. O, to compel them to see and feel, and to give them the courage and conscience to speak and act for their own freedom, though they face the scorn and contempt of all the world for doing it.”
Susan B Anthony 1870