The Stench of Family Values

Daily, I try not to vomit. Today I failed, sort of. The robust endorsement of Judge Roy Moore, a hebephile, for U.S. Senate by the fraud Donald Trump was too much to bear.  Mr. 'grab 'em by the pussy' sees a like-minded man in Roy Moore. The very public recommendation on twitter by Trump was a 21st century man-to-man back slap. Molester to molester. Even Trump's ethics-challenged daughter couldn't stomach Roy Moore and declared last month that there is a "special place in hell for people who prey on children." 

Where this puts her father's place in the afterlife is clear. 

Here is the bottom line: The first female candidate for President of the United States, a woman with a background in the rights of children and women, was given the big smackdown by a party intent on turning our Oval Office into a patriarch's playroom. The GOP, a corrupt party of patriarchy, managed to eek out a electoral college victory that said to every girl in our nation; "Don't you dare aspire to rise to the top office in our nation."

They couldn't do it alone. They did it with the help of a male-identified authoritarian, Vladimir Putin.

Women and children are bearing the brunt of this humiliation. It's a familiar place for us. To put this horror show in context I look to history for a guide.

In 1965 our government published the sobering findings of the President's Commission on the Status of Women in the official 1965 government publication titled "American Women:  The Report of the President's Commission on the Status Of Women." The report detailed sobering facts about women's status in employment, income, voting rights, jury pools, marriage, social security, and more. Was there an outcry among our politicians? 

No. In fact, Ruth Rosen, feminist from the second wave of our nations great women's liberation movement sharply noted that those few women working in government at the time were humiliated by their emotional dismissal of the report. 

Rosen said, "Never underestimate humiliation as the source of a major social movement."

Then we had the Women's Liberation Movement. 

We will rise. We will succeed. We will lead. 

 

Hebephile - attraction to teen girls ages 11-14 by grown men