It is possible some of our earlier comments, based on frustration, have caused some to question our resolve to fight injustice. Regardless of the effectiveness of our allies, we will defend the nineteenth amendment, and the fifteenth, and all laws promoting equality and social justice “against all enemies, foreign and domestic”.
In an earlier post (Save Your Birthday – Vote For Clinton), I was hard on the voting record of women since the passage of the 19th amendment to the Constitution in 1920. Later in the Presidential campaign, a member of our team, on his personal Facebook page, mentioned that if Donald Trump were elected and decided to repeal that amendment, he would be hard pressed to argue against it. We were just venting our frustration and apologize to anyone who thought our principles or commitment to justice and equality were wavering the slightest bit. Everyone gets frustrated. Mature adults don’t let their frustrations dictate actions or short-circuit already-well-reasoned practices. For that reason prudent writers may not even mention their frustrations unless they already have a viable plan to address the causes of that frustration. Oops!
We will continue to fight for the equality of women and all other marginalized groups. To do otherwise based on their less-than-stellar history would be using their own higher expectations against them by establishing a double standard of conduct, as men have done for centuries and America was blatantly doing during this last election. Put another way, men have acted like idiots, and have failed to follow through for as long as anyone can remember. To hope for better from women is understandable. To demand it is unconscionable. Consequently, We will continue to stand up for people who cannot stand up for themselves.
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