So, the election was two days ago and I’m still reeling from the results. I spent most of yesterday in tears and am fighting them again today.
I feel lots of things as a result of said election-Anger, hurt, fear, but most of all betrayal. Why betrayal? Half of this country doesn’t believe I deserve to have equal rights as everyone else. Not just as a lesbian, though, of course that’s in the forefront of my mind, but also as a woman. As a woman, I should be objectified and treated inferior. I don’t deserve equal rights as a man. Has half the country not heard of the Women’s Rights movements?
And then there is the obvious fact that I’m a lesbian. Sure, we were given the right to marry two years ago, but how long will that stand? Will they overturn that? Can they? Am I safe to walk down the street now? Or will it be open season on homosexuals. For those of you that have met me, you know, I couldn’t pass for straight if my life depended on it. Am I an open target? I worry about these things. I really do. Please don’t roll your eyes and tell me I’m overreacting. I live in Texas. And I’m scared.
But, underlying the fear and the betrayal is the anger. That’s right. I’m pissed off that this nation has so many uneducated people that they managed to get the Cheetos man elected! That in and of itself is proof that we need a better education system. But do you think we’ll get that under Trump? Hell no! He’d like, no he needs to keep these people uneducated. They obviously help his party. We need to fight for a better system!
We all know what kind of a man Trump is, so I’m not going to rehash that here. This was just a place for me to get my feelings out and share with you a little of what I’m feeling today, two days post election. Others h ave said it more eloquently and with more words, but this is me. This is my blog and it’s how I’m feeling.
I spent a lot of time emailing a very good friend of mine yesterday and she reminded me to just take things a day at a time. I know that’s all we can do.
Then, Laydin got home from work and reiterated that belief. She told me all we can do is love one another and get through it a day at a time. So that’s what I’m goin to do. I’m going to remember to breathe, to love Laydin with all my heart, and take each day as it comes. It’s only for four years, after all, right?