People who love and respect their mothers, wives, sisters and daughters were naturally outraged when a man who was accused by so many of sexual assault and who so blatantly bragged about grabbing women’s genitals was elected president. Some of us foolishly hoped that when he became president the grandeur of the office would somehow improve his character.
What we have seen unfortunately in the many months of this ugly administration is more of the same. We have seen him rip children from their mothers and put them in cages. We have seen him defend and support the accused child molester Roy Moore in his bid to become a senator. We have seen him defend sexual offenders Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, Rob Porter and Corey Lewandowski. Now we have seen him rush to nominate Brett Kavanaugh, also an accused sexual assaulter, to pack the Supreme Court with judges who will overturn women’s rights to reproductive choice.
One of the 14 early warning signs of fascism is rampant sexism. People who love and respect their mothers, wives, sisters and daughters, and all women who yearn for true freedom and equality in this still patriarchal and misogynistic culture have a chance to stop this madness that is so far out of the bounds and norms of American democratic ideals and even human decency. Vote on November 6th as if your very life depended on it. Enough is enough.
Steve Cickay, Newtown