On the outset, let me just say that I do not know much about politics. I have made no pretense of understanding much about political matters, nor do I try to feign an opinion.
But living in US during what appears to be one of the most hard-fought presidential campaigns ever, one can’t help opining peripherally. I think, for me, the real shock is not that Donald Trump is the next President of the United States. Sure, I understand, we all live in our social bubbles and social media had me convinced that Clinton would win. I was all-for a female leader, but that still wasn’t the biggest disappointment.
No, the real shock is that he has enough supporters for this to happen. It is one thing that his values are far from ideal, and his treatment of women sub-par to say the least. But the fact that he had more than half the voting population support said values? As women, we want to see the world move towards equality, and respect to womenkind. We do not want to see ourselves regress. As a woman, I am sad to see this regression. As a mother to a baby girl, I shudder to think that society can regress further.
Is this what we want for our kids? Is this the world we want them to grow up in? Isn’t this world, that we work towards building, all for them? Aren’t we supposed to progress, and not regress? These are just some of the issues that shock me about yesterday’s outcome. I hope and pray that things get better, moving forward, and that the people on either side of the divide in this country are able to overcome their differences, and understand that they are all here for the same important reasons – to make a better society, for all mankind.