Maybe I Should Just Share Pictures of My Cats
13 Dec 2016
Hard to know what some people wouldn’t find threatening. Write positively about the most qualified, accomplished woman in a generation – some people don’t like that. Write about why she lost an election that everyone thought she was going to win – some don’t like that either, even though, for all intents and purposes, Hillary’s political career is over. You’d think they’d be happy. Not so. You’re not even allowed to hold the mirror up. After my website had been hacked 3 times in the past year, always at a time when my words started to gain traction, I have to acknowledge that what Slate’s Michelle Goldberg wrote may be true: “Donald Trump’s Victory Proves That America Hates Women”.
As Ms. Goldberg put it:
“[Hillary Clinton’s] victory would have been a sign that the gender hierarchy that has always been fundamental to our society—that has always been fundamental to most societies—was starting to crumble. It would have meant that men no longer rule. We have to come to terms with the fact that a majority of men would rather burn this country to the ground than let that happen.”
Together with some enabling females (like NBC’s Andrea Mitchell) this is undeniable.
I guess I feel and sound like ‘bitter party of one’ at the moment, but witnessing – and experiencing – the vitriol and threatened cries of the victors, it is easy to see they don’t really feel like they won. Whatever the triumph of the status quo (white male dominance), it will be relatively short lived as our demographics continue to change. So, for the moment, I guess I’ll just share pictures of my cats. But it won’t change what happened.
And it won’t change what’s coming.