I spent most of Saturday, like most of you, dealing with disappointment, anger, frustration, and the longing for justice.
Whether you want to call it voting against women, not believing sexual assault survivors, or political cronyism, the confirmation of Kavanaugh to the Supreme(ly Unjust) Court of the United States is a terrible blow to any of us who care about true equality, justice, and who respect the stories of the countless women who are routinely ignored.
How many stories do we need to hear of sexual assault before we start to believe survivors?
I think, honestly, the problem isn’t that we don’t believe women.
It’s more terrifying than that. It’s that people don’t care.
We, as a society, don’t care about other people who are not ourselves, and we are selfish, and greedy, and feel like putting down our privilege is the same thing as being oppressed, and I honestly don’t get it. I don’t understand this lack of empathy, and unwillingness to own up to our responsibilities as people with privilege to put. it. down. Why can’t men own up to our privilege and work to dismantle it? I benefit from it, but it’s not goddamn fair, nor just, nor right, so why should I support it? Can we not just simply sit here and own up?