Waking Up a Defeated Woman

Waking up today was nothing short of an eye-opener. To say I was shocked would be a huge understatement. I simply can’t believe that Donald J. Trump is our President Elect.

By no means am I a political junkie. I didn’t follow either campaign too closely, and I wasn’t overtly passionate about HRC. I just believe in the greater good, and to me, she was the greater good. I’m not sure how so many Americans can overlook Trump’s blatant sexism, disregard for the disabled, and seeming hatred for minorities. It seems he’s un-American, at his very core, for didn’t we start here in America as minorities? None of us are Natives, with the exception of the true Native Americans whom were robbed and raped of their land and very way of life.

I’m lucky enough to be a well-educated, well-traveled, and cultured woman. Yet, for the life of me, I can’t understand how any American woman could cast her vote for Mr. Trump. The comments he’s made about women, including calling Rosey O’Donnell a “fat pig” and let us not forget the infamous you tube video in which our now President Elect exclaims “grab her by the pussy,” are intolerable to me. Is this the kind of man we want our daughters’ to look up to as the Leader of the Free World? Better yet, as the mother of a little boy myself, I’ll be damned if he ever thinks behavior displayed by mr. Trump is acceptable.

We have come so far as nation. We’ve elected a biracial president, we’ve finally acknowledged that love is love and legalized gay marriage, and we watched a woman run a tight race for President of The United States of America over the last fifteen months or so. I guess this is where my confusion lies, how can one country come so far, and manage to regress just as far in one single night?

Donald Trump has proven himself a savvy business man and perhaps that’s how he plans to run our country. I’m just not sure I’ll ever get over the masterful wool he pulled over so many American’s eyes last night, and I’m ashamed to say, I’m disappointed in my fellow female voters.