It is possible that some of our earlier comments, based on frustration, might have caused some to question our resolve to fight injustice. Regardless of the effectiveness of others, 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. 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. We would be establishing a double standard of conduct, as men have done for centuries and America blatantly continued to do 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.