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YOU HAVE BEEN “TRUMPED”
Before Donald Trump was elected President, having a “trump” card was a good thing. Now someone says “you’ve been trumped” it means you’ve been fooled, scammed, bamboozled, or treated in a despicable way.
Here’s the fact; Donald Trump is our president. This country ELECTED him. I won’t get into what I think about the way we vote in the United States and the electoral college, as that is a subject for another book. What I will say is, in my opinion, it is one of the worst decisions, we as a country have ever made; but it also just might be the best wake-up call we needed, in order to change who we are as a nation - especially when it comes to women.
Trump is a direct reflection of our society's underbelly and is a direct reflection of the culture in America. He epitomizes the sexist and racist biases which still exist today. His level of ignorance is not only astounding, but embarrassing. He represents us, to the rest of the world and holds one of the most important, influential and powerful positions in the world. There is no one to blame but ourselves for this embarrassment. I feel that we are, as a country, in for a whole lot of pain. Maybe, that’s what was needed for us to wake up and see what’s going on, and stop living in a state of denial thinking we are gold standard. We have a chance to take this negative and turn it into a positive, through our vote and in support of everything he does not stand for.
At my socioeconomic standing, it really does not matter who the President is, for many years it has not mattered at all. My life did not get harder or easier over the decades, it was just always hard. What I hope, is that we as women, will stand up and push this nation into a different direction. It is only then, we can start to heal and change who we are today.
Side Note: It was just in the 1920's, that the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which was Ratified on August 18th 1920, granted American women the right to vote. The movement was also known as women’s suffrage.
Excerpt from Chapter 15...
.... Before we get into the all of that, I want to discuss the concept of power and authority. Authority over us and power are two different things. Someone can have a lot of power, due to their position in the workplace, power because of wealth, a position of power in government or in uniform. We do not grant someone power, but we do grant someone authority over us. I think there is a need for someone to stand up and say, we have a choice as to when we grant someone authority. We as females, all too often, submit to the concept of authority automatically. Bottom line, the only way someone has authority over you, is if you allow it, and it should not be a given. We as women, have been taught to be nice and not rock the boat, to be sweet at all times. If it was a man who stood up and said, you have to earn my respect before I allow authority over me, he would be considered strong, independent and smart. Women on the other hand, are a pain in the ass.We can change, by changing the conversations we have in our own heads, about what authority means, and start conditioning our young girls to be free, independent thinkers. To understand that ....
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