US election

Ifeyinwa Ezeagu
Posted November 10, 2016 from Nigeria

Hello People,

I just want to share my reactions with US election results.

I was surprisedwith the outcome of the election. US is one of the biggest economies and at the forefront of gender equality, I thought the election would have been a litmus testfor our gender equality struggles. I commend Hillary Clinton for a very good fight, and encourage her to keep the dream alive. It was not an easy battle we all know that.

I also commend all the Americans that believed in her passion and vision, and also voted for her.

I have asked myself several questions since yesterday. Questions like: What really happened? Where did she missed it? Was it gender problem? How do we get it right next time? In every failure, we need to learn some good lessons that will help us in the future.

It's so confusing and frustrating.

Thanks.

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Molly Gates
Nov 10, 2016
Nov 10, 2016

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We know the world was watching and we failed. We are all stronger together!

Ifeyinwa Ezeagu
Nov 11, 2016
Nov 11, 2016

Hi MfGates,

Thanks for your response.

Absolutely true word. We failed, but will emerge stronger and victorious.

Thans.

Ifeyinwa.

Alexandra Fercak
Nov 10, 2016
Nov 10, 2016

Yes, I am asking the same questions. It is certainly a time for us here in the US to reflect, think, re-group, and move forward to work even harder.

Take care,

Ifeyinwa Ezeagu
Nov 11, 2016
Nov 11, 2016

Hi AlexandraF,

Thanks for your response.

I'm happy to hear that you are going to ''think, reflect, re-group and move forward to work even harder''. You've said it all. It's a step in the right direction.

Thank you.

Ifeyinwa.

Sarah Murali
Nov 10, 2016
Nov 10, 2016

Hi PSAC,

Thank you for your thoughts and your encouragement. As an American woman, it means a lot to me to know that we have supporters around the globe. We feel like we failed right now, but I am not going to give up and I know I'm not alone.

We're asking the same questions you are. Yes, it was sexism. It was also racism and xenophobia. And it was the system of power and privilege and fear that fuel all of those things.

So here we are, and now we need to focus on changing these systems within the U.S. and globally. There is a lot of vocal energy right now (remember, Hillary Clinton DID get more votes than Trump, it was the way they were distributed between the states and that prevented her election), so I'm focused on thinking about how we can keep up that momentum and use it for change on all levels, and not let it turn into cynicism and inaction.

Hearing your voice and your words of support helps me! Thank you for speaking up.

In solidarity,

Sarah

Ifeyinwa Ezeagu
Nov 11, 2016
Nov 11, 2016

Hi Sarah,

Thanks for the response. With the help of technology, we are all connected. Women all over the world share similar views on issues that concerns them. This election meant a lot to every woman that supports gender equality.

I was a bit relaxed after reading your message. I discovered that some reasons has been identified, and they could be worked upon.

Not giving up is highly spirit lifting  because, it's only when you fail and was able to identify the challenges that lead to your failure, then, you can proffer adequate solution for the challenges.

Thanks once again.

Sarah Murali
Nov 11, 2016
Nov 11, 2016

I'm so grateful to be connected. We are in this together.

I'm sure not everyone agrees with the reasons I identified, and I'm also sure they're not the only reasons. But I do think a growing number of people are recognizing the role these systems of oppression play in politics and public life. I'm glad to see it, and glad to see opposition getting stronger.

Thanks for your great support and encouragement.

Sarah