Full disclosure: I’m a lifelong democrat. Raised to believe the government’s job is to support all of its people, regardless of class, race, or gender. I’m also a feminist. Raised to believe I am worthy of making my own choices in life.
The pundits claim there’s no excitement for Hillary’s candidacy. I don’t think it’s a lack of excitement they’re witnessing. I believe it to be a fearful unease of what is happening around us that is keeping us quiet.
This I know is true.
I am raising my daughter in a world in which a major political party calls a racist misogynist their candidate. With members who use lewd jokes to mock the female candidate for president. A party that has abandoned its core principles because winning is everything.
I might have to raise my daughter in a world in which her president dismisses her gender. A president who rates her body on a scale of 1-10. A president who reinforces the notion that her only purpose in life is to pleasure a man.
I might have to raise my daughter in a world in which her president calls whole countries of people ‘rapists and murderers’. A president who mocks the disabled. A president who uses his platform to stoke the flames of racism.
This I also know is true.
When she pads down the hall this morning in her fleece pjs, we’re going to start the day with our favorite chant – Hil-la-ry!
Ellie and I will not be kept quiet.