After Hillary’s defeat, I searched for a way to comprehend what had just happened. I grieved the 2016 election’s betrayal of the working women’s movement’s promise. In 2016 misogyny defeated a woman leader poised to make history. A few weeks after the election I stared at the dark TV screen too outraged to watch the news. An image came into
People tell me not to take Hillary’s defeat so personally. I reply, “Feeling the pain means that I’m aware of the misogyny and not in denial.” My heart still hurts from removing the illusion that society has advanced in its respect for and value of women leaders. Maybe you too underestimated misogyny intertwined with racism and abuse that rose in
Passionate about an issue? I’m imagining all of us becoming community reporters, sending a letter to the editor of our local papers every week. Add a Facebook post and Tweet telling the same story to reach more people. Then go to a local town hall with copies of what you’ve written.
The Veterans Village gives me hope that as a society we’ll serve veterans whose service to society too often is dismissed when they return home. Two veterans in the Kansas City area, Kevin Jamison and Chris Stout took action on their concern about homeless veterans. They formed the Veterans Community Project and organized volunteers and companies like Mitsubishi HVAC to