I don’t care if you’ve had enough of reading about the election – and I almost semi thought of just making this private so only I can go back and read it, because after all, this is my blog and these are supposed to be my testimonies about what is going on in my life so whatever. Unfriend me, unfollow me, do whatever you like, but I can’t let something like what happened yesterday/early this morning go unspoken about.
I am pretty much the only liberal in my family. So I don’t talk politics much with anyone, except for B. Throw in that I probably live in one of the most red states in the union, and you can imagine that I don’t get much of an outlet to speak my mind, because I’m not a fan of arguments.
B and I were very much #withher.
I’m not here to talk about emails and Benghazi and sexual assault: I am here to talk about how I feel- I am fearful because of how many people in this country voted for him – regardless of the things he said, how many people he insulted, and how he wants to just overthrow all the principles the USA was built on (wanting to ban an entire religious population) — how many women got past a man saying he could do whatever he wanted to them because he was a celebrity. I am afraid of what he will do for women’s rights – I am afraid that women will no longer have access to abortions – or later term abortions when the child does not have a chance to survive outside the womb, and a woman is forced to wait to go into labor only to have to live through that painful experience.
I was up at 3am this morning, absolutely sick to my stomach. Clinton supporters in utter shock with their mouths hanging wide open.
A friend of mine who was volunteering in Charlotte for the HRC campaign texted me: ” I’ve been crying for the past two hours.” “Staying with my friend and was so excited to wake up her daughter to see the first female prez.”
And from one of my male friends in Chicago “I’m sorry, but I will never understand why any female would think it is ok for this man to be a president. How he has talked about treating women is the worst and it is not ‘locker room talk.’ Been in plenty of them and never had a conversation like he has.”
Also, this happened this morning in a neighborhood maybe about five minutes from my house. A neighborhood littered with KKK fliers — can’t make this shit up — sure wish I could. It’s 2016 assholes – let’s fucking hang up the white supremacy bullshit, right?
And then to end this on a much happier note – Clinton’s concession speech, where she continued to inspire young women to dream big.
This election stung hard guys – I hope that I am wrong about Trump. I really do. I hope he takes this office and tries to do good. But at the end of the day, the only thing I can do is love hard on my little boo and teach him right from wrong. I can continue to love my neighbor, regardless of religion, disability, sexual preference/identity. I can ignore bigoted and sexist comments. We are all human, and we all have to share this Earth together.