“Reproductive rights and justice has always been about a fundamental respect – or in this case, disrespect – of women’s bodily integrity and autonomy”.
“We are witnessing a moment where our country could move backwards – either back to a place where “boys will be boys” and men will make decisions for women. Or towards a future where our culture and politics understand and respect women as autonomous full human beings.”
Those are the two paths.
All of America heard Trump deny he’s ever sexually assaulted women, even though he himself has publicly described having habitually done just that.
What Trump doesn’t realize in his denials, was how many of his listeners are thinking about all the times men have done the exact same things to them.
And then you have his Republican women defenders: Party over human rights……..
They still vigorously defended their candidate as the one that will be best for women, and ultimately the country. They are unconcerned about his comments on women and weight or Alicia Machado.
They say they don’t think it matters. They really don’t care about Miss Universe. That’s not what politics are about to them.
But for everyone wearing larger than a size 12, Trump’s comments have affirmed that due to ones size, they would be invalid in a world where Trump leads.
When it comes to the plate set before women, there is a graphically clear choice…..
We are choosing between
- A candidate who has spent her political career fighting for reproductive rights, and a candidate who says that women who have abortions need to be punished.
- A candidate who said this week in the final debate unequivocally that she will defend Planned Parenthood, and a candidate who has promised to defund it.
- A choice between a person who has spent her life in public service, and a braggadocious businessman who rips off his workers.
And, perhaps most tellingly: we’re making a decision between a woman who has said that “women’s rights are human rights” and a man who says if you want to and can get away with it, you can just grab women “by the pussy”.
Polls tell us that on November 8, pussy will grab back…..
But it does not end with just a presidential choice. Across this nation, in every voting district are hundreds of people lined up to be chosen by the voters carrying Trump’s philosophy forward… which is to put the brakes on a women’s right to control her destiny, which is to promise to continue the culture of letting men be boys and boys be men, which is to minimize the individuality that all women have. The issue does not go away with just electing the person at the top.
No. Everyone down ballot who still supports Trump, needs to go as well… You really need to know who is still supporting the back-room deals of keeping women under men’s control, whether they voice it or not… You will be able to tell by their actions…. Are they upset enough to denounce probably that presidential candidate most disrespectable of women in the history of the USA?
The following ….. are not….
State Senate Candidates
- Cathy Cloutier: District 5
- Anthony Delcollo: District 7
- Carl Pace: District 14
- David Lawson: District 15
- Brian Pettyjohn: District 19
- Gerald Hocker: District 20
State House Candidates
Kevin Hensley: District 9
Judith Travis: District 10
Jeff Spiegleman: District 11
Debbie Hudson: District 12
James Louis DeMartino: District 14
James R. Startzman, Jr: District 19
Stephan Smyk: District 20
Mike Ramone: District 21
Joesph E. Miro: District 22
Timothy Conrad: District 24
Michael Nagorski: District 25
Janice Gallagher: District 29
William Outten: District 30
Jean Dowding: District 31
Patricia Foltz: District 32
Charles Postles: District 33
Lyndon Yearick: District 34
David Wilson: District 35
Harvey Kenton, Jr: District 36
Ruth Briggs King: District 37
Ronald Gray: District 38
Daniel Short: District 39
Timothy Dale Dukes: District 40
Richard Collins: District 41
Lip service is one thing. Actions are something else. All of the above at this late date are still supportive of Donald Trump and what he stands for….
These are all the Republicans running for state office, but two… I must isolate and mention both of them and encourage you to vote them in over their democrat opponents (no loss there in both seats) to show the world that Delaware is not a satellite of Donald Trump….
These two very special people are: