To say people are vocal about their thoughts on the outcome of the election is an understatement. Admittedly, it didn't turn out the way I hoped it would, but getting angry about it doesn't change the outcome.
Feeling defeated isn't the right reaction either. In the twenty-four hours that followed election night, I unfortunately heard several women express statements of hopelessness.
"We'll never have a woman president now."
"It's not even worth trying to fight for equal pay."
"We will always be considered less than a man."
Where did all the strong women go? Are we really just going to give up like that?
For me, personally, what happened on Tuesday night is just more motivation. We were thisclose to having our first woman president. (Some might even argue she should have won since she had more votes in the Popular Vote) I don't understand why we would give up now when we are the closest we've ever been.
Now is the time to use her hard fought battle as inspiration. Keep pushing boundaries. Keep making your voice heard. Stand up for your rights. Since when do we lose one battle and quit fighting additional ones?
We need to fight to keep the rights we have earned. We control our bodies, not the government. No matter where you stand on the abortion issue, let's all agree that should be the decision of the involved parties.
Stand together, ladies. Continue to support each other. Let your daughters know the same.