I have not written in a few days because I am physically sick with a cold. But most of all, I am emotionally sick with the results of the election.
I was advised by many that in the pursuit of starting a business you should keep your political beliefs quiet, but this is much deeper than that. This isn’t politics. This is humanism.
As a sexual assault survivor, a woman, and an American, I feel defeated and ignored by the majority of American people. It has been shown to me that regardless of if you are a man who is a sexual predator, a man who is a rampant racist, a man who bullies women, a man who ignites fear in ignorant people, a man who rallies against our LGBTQ brethren, a man who wants to ban immigrants, or a man who has no real skill set or basis in reality, you can still be President because, hey, you aren’t a woman.
I was told by the American people that you could “grab em by the pussy” and still be President.
I was told THAT was who our little boys growing up we’re going to see in the highest position of power.
When Brock Turner was given an insultingly light sentence for his raping an unconscious girl, I was sure by the disgust of my fellow Americans that that was not how the majority viewed women’s rights. I WAS SURE we all stood in solidarity for justice of the victim and victims like her.
But I was wrong.
The work I do here and the majority of my writing comes from the strength that women have within. The strength that we repeatedly need to be reminded is there. That is why we so often deal with codependency, eating disorders, anxiety, drug addiction, etc. I strive to help women realize their worth in this fucked up world because the majority of people in it think we are second class citizens, and then we start believing it ourselves.
The society we live in has helped to keep us in a bubble where we don’t know the actual lines between healthy relationships and codependent ones. The effects of over-sexualizing women on our bodies and behaviors. The deep need for love and recognition because our society doesn’t see us as deserving. The notion that we still don’t have equal pay for equal work.
Regardless of your political beliefs, and yes I know a lot of you are shaking your head at this, saying Hillary is crooked and unfit to be President, I need you to really look closely at the people you love. Really and honestly take a good look at your daughters, wives, friends, colleagues, all that may be people of color or LGBTQ. Look at all of them and then realize that when you cast a vote for Trump, you made the decision that it was better to have a man in power that spewed hate in the direction of all of these people and even physically assaulted them, then to have a woman in power who deleted some emails. Sure you may not agree with her policies, but you disagree with them SO MUCH that you would rather have a man who degrades your loved ones and your neighbors govern your country.
And to all of the WOMEN who cast a vote for Trump, I really have to just ask why? What makes this man so appealing to you? The fact that he touched women without their consent is something you can just gloss over? That it’s a non-issue to you in what it means to be President?
We have had bad Presidents before. Most of us remember the idiot-puppet Bush Jr. But we have never had a President that stood for hate. We have never had a figure head symbolize something so staunchly disgusting before. The KKK is holding a parade for his victory. Let that sink in.
Women, witches, sisters, I know that many of you are as upset as I am, but this is not the reason to throw in the towel. Quite the contrary. This is when we, more than ever, have to join our covens and get strong. Stronger than we ever have been. This is a fight we will keep on fighting because we are valuable and deserving and no ignorant mindset will ever take that away from us. Stay strong, love hard, and stay witchy ( *)
If you haven’t read the Feminine Mystique, buy it here and read it. It’s a huge eye opener to the oppression of women in America.