I made a joke today on Facebook about the confirmation of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. I said that we’re concurrently watching season 2 of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and watching the real life prequel. But it’s not funny. It’s a defensive response to the real situation out there for women. It’s a ‘laugh or wail in utter misery” response. I’m saddened, I’m enraged, I’m scared. Mostly, I’m scared.
I’m scared as to how in this day and age this could go on. I’m scared about what this trend means for my daughter’s future: when her ‘no’ is not respected will she be blamed? And the sad truth is I’m not even hoping that her ‘no’ will be respected…I feel like that reality is only a dream. I’m just hoping that she’ll be believed if she speaks out about her ‘no’ not being respected. That this is the best I can hope for is physically painful to me.
I applaud every f**king woman who speaks out. I honor you for standing in the line of fire, and in the line of fire you must stand. Every. Single. Time. Because this world is not kind, it’s not loving, especially if you have a vagina. But I have your six.
Top – Stoned Immaculate
Blazer – Zara
Jeans – Gap
Boots – Matisse Footwear
Purse – Winners
Sunnies – F21
MarieOctober 10, 2018
Fierce look, I love the jacket. And the knee high booties are on point!
The Flower Duet
JoHaughtonOctober 11, 2018
Thank you, Marie. It’s definitely one of my favorite blazers. A little rock ‘n roll. And the boots just toughen everything up, which I’m a fan of too.
Thanks so much for commenting!!!
Roland LeggeOctober 11, 2018
Well said Jo! The continuing oppression of woman makes me sad, sick and angry. I am in solidarity with you and all woman facing oppression, abuse and violence.
JoHaughtonOctober 12, 2018
Thank you. It’s becoming a scarier world out there, but at least the conversation is out in the open instead of being shoved under the carpet.