LR the Liberal Redneck here, coming to you from a country where liberal women especially and many non-liberal women as well, have experienced a level of despair and hopelessness that had them reeling.
Now that despair is turning into anger and as English playwright William Congreve said in 1695, “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.”
For the first time since demanding and getting the right to vote, women were poised to gain a level of equality and recognition sadly missing from our society, and then along comes Cheeto. At first he seemed so vulnerable his nomination was laughed at, but with bald-faced lie after bald-faced lie and collusion with a foreign government, he was able to pull off the biggest upset in our history — in spite of getting 3 million less votes than his opponent, the only woman in the history of our nation to be nominated by a major political party for POTUS.
Misogyny is still so dominant in our culture that a reality T.V. show host who has never even looked at the Constitution of the United States will be president, instead of one of the most qualified candidates to ever seek the highest office in the land, because she was a woman.
That virtual “bitch slap” in the face that initially created so much hopelessness has now started to burn, and a lot of justifiably outraged women want revenge and retribution for the way our society has always treated them.
This could possibly be the lone “benefit” of Cheeto’s election. If it makes women realize what a powerful force they truly can be and ignites them to a level of participation that will not allow such a travesty to ever happen again, then it won’t be all bad. Math is on your side because there are more of you and you live longer. Use that advantage and make America great again, for real.