With the election of Donald Trump, theres been ample time for reflection. And boy, have we reflected. This race was especially hard for me as a die-hard Hillary Clinton supporter.
You heard right; I am one of the few die-hard Hillary Clinton people. I wasnt a Bernie person making my second choice. Ive admired Hillary Clinton ever since I was a child. She came to my school in Brooklyn in 1999 when she was running for the Senate. I was in the chorus and we sang for her. She even knew the song!
Somewhere between my mind in my heart, I still hold out hope that maybe one day she could be our president. But on to our sharpening reality
This race was about many things, including xenophobia, misogyny and bigotry. This race was also about class warfare. If liberals come away with anything from this loss, it needs to be this: We must stop letting the elite in our movement be the voice of our movement.
Heres the thing: Dunham, De Niro and Cyrus have more money than God. They will be fine. When youre a certain amount of rich, the president tends to become irrelevant.
As Mitt Romney said during his first presidential debate with President Obama, The rich are going to be fine no matter which one of us is president.
You know who needs to be fearful of a Trump administration? People like me! People like us! People of color, women, mixed race, liberal and poor. The decisionsPresident Trump makes or wont make will most likely affect me and my peers.
Does Lena Dunham have Obamacare? Probably not. I do; I work four part-time jobs, so my ability to get insurance through an employer ispretty much out of the question.
I know as women, Ms. Dunham and Cyrus are appalled about how the next president has spoken about women and his treatment of women. I am too. Such behavior is unbefitting of a human being let alone a president.
But let me get one thing straight: Lena Dunham will not have to worry about President Trump or any mans advances. Shes rich; she can hire bodyguards.No ones grabbing her without permission.
You know who I feel bad for? Every woman whocant afford to hire bodyguards, who walk down the street every day, and are targeted by perverts who are emboldened by our new president. My mother cannot afford such protection, neither can my aunts, sister, cousins or female friends.