Just see Trump as another nail in the coffin...

allie shep
Posted November 14, 2016 from United Kingdom

BILLIONS OF WOMEN throughout the world have been saddened by the U.S. election result.

But it is just another example of how the white, male, straight, able-bodied "majority" gets things their way.

I'm not suggesting that women, black, gay and disabled people didn't vote for Trump - but they aren't the ones who'll BENEFIT from his policies. The beneficiaries will be middle American workers who believe that - collectively - women, black, gay and disabled people are responsible for America not being the "great" country they believe it could and should be.

But his election is merely another nail in the coffin of the 'old school' white male leaders, another rusty link in the chain of disastrous politics, another failure in the seemingly neverending depression that is patriarchy.

So we need to build even further on that failure and spread the word!

It is becoming obvious to more and more people everywhere (we can all see it among our circles) that political systems of "developed" countries are NOT working, that patriarchy has failed not "just" the women of the world, but anyone who doesn't fit into a pre-determined white, straight, able-bodied, wilingly corrupt MALE demographic. If a person isn't caucasian, happily exploiting women and gay people, jogging to work with 20/20 vision and standing to pee, then that person isn't considered worthy of rights.

So those 75% of us who don't fit into one or more of those categories are beginning to fight back, realising that today's leaders not only don't consider us "people", but don't consider us worthy of being represented and helped to grow.

Trump is the epitome of this thinking. And he has to be the end of the line!

Like many countries (even mine) , America will have a female leader one day, but in letting Hillary lose, God (or nature) was ensuring that it will have a solid one, who is able to get on with changing the world without being dragged through the mud by men who consider her emails to be worse than Trump's sexist, racist, homophobic and discriminatory policies.

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Hina Bhaagat
Nov 14, 2016
Nov 14, 2016

Right!

allie shep
Nov 14, 2016
Nov 14, 2016

Thanks Hina - I see you want to become an advocate - good for you!

Hina Bhaagat
Nov 15, 2016
Nov 15, 2016

No Need Dear! & thank you so much for the advice :) :*

GardenAdmirer
Nov 15, 2016
Nov 15, 2016

I am a member of the saddened ones.  Thank you for your post.  I agree with what you say. I will never be able to understand the reasoning of Trump supporters.  I keep hoping that this is a nightmare and that it will be discovered that the voting results were wrong.  I look forward to the leadership of more and more capable, educated, intelligent, and caring women.

allie shep
Nov 15, 2016
Nov 15, 2016

Thank you GardenAdmirer. I agree - I do fear though that the entire reasoning of 50% of the MALE Trump voters (and, unfortunately, perhaps 10% of FEMALE Trump voters) is that they will never vote for a woman. 

Over here we're hoping that the entire year is a dream - and that we aren't really coming out of Europe and that you aren't really suffering 4 years of Trump!

How about you and I start a campaign of capable, educated, intelligent and caring women?  Or does that sound egotistical?!

Thanks again, Allie x