Two Steps Forward, One Step Back


I just read the news, and it looks like Brett Kavanaugh will be the newest member of the US Supreme Court. Regardless of how he dispenses justice - and I’m not particularly optimistic about that point - the greater damage to the nation is the message it sends to the abused women who rose up to support his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford: That their words will never be sufficient. That a wealthy white man’s entitlement is always greater than theirs.

The repercussions of this will have long-lasting effects, for decades to come, but I hope that some will be positive.

Nevertheless, she persisted.

Let us continue to rage. Let us continue to scare these men, who know their past misdeeds even if they won’t admit them. Let us use our voices to shame them instead of ourselves. Let us exercise the right to vote. To run for office. To turn a profit and occupy positions of power.

Our anger is palpable. Our progress is inevitable.