Hillary raises her voice, and men’s hackles go up. It’s acceptable for men to raise their voices but when women do it, they say we’re raging, shrieking lunatics. It’s a cultural, unconscious reaction to having to share the limelight during discussions, an adverse reaction to “He who speaks loudest wins” way of thinking. It’s been some men’s way of silencing women for decades.
This whole resistance is because of the impending prospect that a woman may be our next President. A classic battle between the sexes for power. Those men can’t handle feeling like they are being marginalized. (Now that’s a switch) It’s a white, male conundrum, they can’t get the old America back, where old, white dudes ran things. Trump’s “make great again”, appeals to mostly whites.
The world is now empowering people of color and women. Talk about a revolution!!
Hillary’s support from older white women reflects that she could fight for wage equity for the baby boomer women who have worked the past 45 yrs at 76 cents on the dollar. It would also help their daughters, the millenniums. (Did you know Women lose $143,000 by the time they are 65, due to the gender gap?) Where is the outrage over that?
Next time you get a chance, watch Trump, he’s the symbol of a man who wants to go back to the “good old days” where people of color and women are kept in our place: silent. Our place is in the White House and in the board room.
What would our grandmothers want us to do? Vote in our first woman President. I am woman hear me roar.
A writer who just published three novels in her paperback book called "The Eve Chronicles". The first book is called"From the Waters of Coyote Springs" the second, "Felix and Eve" and the third is "The Arrangement". All three are available separately in ebook format.I grew up in Wisconsin, then moved out west to Oregon in the early eighties, I worked as a forester all over Oregon and in some of the most remote areas of the Wallowa Mountains near the notrious Hells Canyon around the Snake River in eastern Oregon. The book begins there taken from out of my journals. Eve is looking for her place in the world."Felix and Eve" takes place in the coastal town of Gold Beach, which is known for astounding sunsets. Eve is hired as a live-in caregiver to Felix, a cantankerous man who sees no reason why she is there. They develop a close relationship that turns the summer into a learning experience for each of the."The Arrangement" is about Eve, as a retired baby boomer who finally settles in the eclectic town of Eugene. Eve owns property on the mystical Moon Mountain. Vinnie her long time friend, lives in a yurt in her back yard. Every year she gets a letter with a skeleton key in it, and she travels to Catalina Island to spend the summer with a former lover. Vinnie stays behind to caretake her extensive gardens. He is in love with Eve but remains silent.After my forestry days were done, I returned to my former social service career and worked 20 years with people with disabilities. Ironically I had to retire due to symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.I found my journals from the eighties in the back of my closet and wrote three fictionalized memoirs. Having to retire due to MS was one of the best things that has happened to me. I retired early and was able to be the author I had always dreamed of.