Strong women did not just watch and wait these past four years
(Note: previously published in comments in the NY Times 10/29/2020)
For me these past four years began with the Women’s March. For those who question who has spoken out against Trump, one day after the inauguration, the March was the largest single day protest in U.S. history. My mom, my sisters, my nieces, we all marched.
Then the pundits spoke “don’t just protest, run for office.” So, the women did.
The pundits spoke again “if you are so outraged by his behavior to women, do something.” Then there was the #METOO movement.
The pundits spoke once more “if you think Trump is a racist then do something about it.” When the Black Lives Matter movement peaked in Portland, it was Moms on the front line in their yellow shirts.
Some women are afraid for their country’s future and they have been speaking out for four years against a man who represents the worst in masculinity.
It would be so much better to return to Climate Change as an issue to unite us all towards a solution, but first we vote.