The Future IS Female

It was a rough Friday. Watching the most unqualified person ever to run for office ACTUALLY be sworn in. Watching the first African American POTUS wave goodbye. The only highlight of Friday’s inauguration event was seeing Michelle Obama look thoroughly unimpressed, and downright disgusted. (Trevor Noah killed it with his commentary here at minute 5:10) Besides that, the rest of the inauguration looked like a funeral. And the speech that crowned the afternoon sounded eerily familiar to some. Hey, at least Twitter offered us some levity.

The depression began to lift the next day when pictures started pouring in from all over the world showing protesters out in full force participating in Women’s Marches.

In stark comparison to what is being called the lowest inauguration turnout since the ’70s, boulevards and city squares amassed with people passionate to show defiance against what is already shaping up to be a dangerous government. Within hours of Trump’s inauguration, the White House website erased pages on climate change and LGBTQ rights. Trump’s new press secretary used his first Q&A session as a vehicle for indirectly threatening the press, and attacking coverage of the inauguration.

But this is a US issue, isn’t it? No. In this globalized world we live in, US domestic policy affects all of us. If the US neglects it’s duty to protect the planet, it affects us all. If the US renegs on NATO, it affects all of us. If the US enters another enormously costly war, it will certainly affect all of us.

However, if there is any soothing balm to take the sting out of what fresh hell the next four years will be, for the United States and the rest of the world, it is this. And this. And this.

What will it take to restore sanity after the roller coaster ride led by a narcissist, misogynistic, orange windbag with a bad comb over? Only the empathy and strength of a bad ass woman.

2020 can’t come soon enough.

2 Comments

  1. The Women’s March brought tears to my eyes and gave me a glimmer of hope for the next 4 years. Scrolling through Instagram and seeing the amazing posts of protesters made me realize that there is still democracy left in the U.S. and never did I feel more proud of be a woman. I grew up loving the United States and believing deep in my heart that it was the land of the free and Taco Bell and the the home of the brave and Target. Ok, maybe my young ignorance was bliss but it is still hard to watch what has happened to the United States. He will be impeached in the next year (or however the rules work) Inshallah.

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    1. I agree, watching the young kids so involved in the marches was the most touching part. I’m so proud and happy to see so how young girls and boys aware of the political landscape and the obstacles they face, and how proud and ready they are to push through. The future is bright! ✌🏽️✌🏽️👊🏽👊🏽

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