Strange how some people claim to represent others. Don’t we have enough trouble electing people to represent us? Yet there are people with the audacity just to step into the limelight and claim to be the one, true representative of this or that identity group. As insanitybytes22 explains, such usually just end up bitterly dividing even those in the identity group they claim to represent.
A chant I heard more than a few times from the woman’s march yesterday was, “we gave birth to this nation and we can unbirth it.” That saying was not just entwined with reproductive rights, but also with climate change, transgender rights, Black Lives Matter, and opposition to President Trump. It reminds me a bit of the old-fashioned saying, “I brought you into this world and I can take you out.” That’s a somewhat comical saying on the surface if it is never acted on, but in its literal context, “to take someone out” means to murder them, in this case, our own children. That is called speaking death over someone, rather than speaking life.
“We gave birth to this nation and we can unbirth it.”
Unrestrained, unrooted, female power is actually kind of scary. It has no limitations, no boundaries. All in good humor here, but read my about…
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