As a woman, what are your thoughts?
Are you like I am – privileged? Educated? Emancipated? Don’t feel smug. Don’t feel secure.
Or are you in a position that demands some modicum of submission.Do you have to look to a man for your well-being? Do you have to depend on your son, or your husband, or your brother, or your father for food, shelter, clothing? Is your livelihood dependent on a male boss? Are you in physical danger?
I shudder for all of us.*
I may be past the age of reproduction. I may have already lived the time in life when I had seek out a male for my sustenance. But none of us is safe.
So I still weep. I am still frightened. I still feel dread. Because my freedoms (the few that I thought could be guaranteed) can systematically be taken away from me.
It has begun!
*I shudder for our democracy.