Okay! Here I am back after a long long time! Because for a year I was a part-time worker and now I am a full-time worker and boy howdy, has that been an adjustment for this little introvert who doesn’t like to juggle too many balls in the air. Both my children are in high school and I am now in my middle forties instead of my early forties and time is just rushing along.
And I’m back because I’m experiencing simmering rage again and this is the place for that. Whether anybody else wants to read my simmering rage or not.
I am angry because I am a woman living in a patriarchal society and all the ugliness keeps coming up over and over and OVER again. Taking away women’s access to birth control and the way the media treats ambitious women (spoiler: horribly) and famous rich white guys getting away with predatory behavior and I really hate pink and I really hate high heels and I really hate sparkles and glitter and makeup and I am Just So Mad about Everything.
We could have had a competent, knowledgeable woman as President, someone who believes in the role of government and understands how steady progress and compromise work and doesn’t tweet terrifying things that keep me up at night.
But no. We are constantly pushing through a miasma of really toxic sexism and my only comfort is that more women are running for office and I get to keep voting for them. We’ve got this judge’s race in my community, and one of those candidates is a woman, and while I’m not voting for her JUST because she’s a woman she’s also got the endorsement of the major news outlet around here so I’m voting for HER. Oh, that sounds so terrific, so very November 8, 2016. It’s almost a year later and everything kind of sucks but I get to say I’m voting for HER.
And I’ll never run for office myself because I can’t ever remember people’s names and I stammer when I’m nervous and I’m not very likable and being front and center in a political campaign sounds frankly hellish to me.
But I can go around saying, I’m voting for HER. May I be able to say that in every election for the foreseeable future.
Love you & leave you,