You are very right that this is what patriarchy too often looks like. Your president is not much different, as I’m sure you know.

But there is one thing that keeps knocking around my head and it’s that the people of America also put Obama in office and Obama epitomizes none of what Trump and Kavanaugh do.

I firmly believe that the only reason this debacle is playing out on a global stage is that the other choice was Hilary Clinton. As many people put it after the election, better any man that “that” particular woman. A better perspective, in hindsight, might have been better any human than that man.

Decency can win over corruption, but it would require people to actually see this behavior as reprehensible instead of inevitable and the average voting person is the one who makes that difference more often than they realize.

Sorry this was so long. lol. Great piece.

Written by

Top writer. Featured in NYT, Forbes.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store