We’ve heard a lot of prescriptions for how to behave in the wake of what was for many of us a devastating election. We’ve been told to come together behind our president and respect the office. We’ve been told to try harder to understand the pain of white people who voted for Trump, and deemphasize the pain of people of color and women who are terrorized by his rhetoric and policies. We’ve been told not to overreact, that his future behavior may defy every ounce of evidence he’s shown us of who he is and what he stands for. Continue reading “Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s rallying cry for the Trump age”
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The flip side of the torrent of misogyny unleashed on Hillary Clinton this election season (and frankly, most of her professional life) is the idea that we should elect women because we have magical womanly qualities that will make us kinder, gentler, more effective leaders. We’re nurturing. We’re compassionate. We care for the earth and its inhabitants as if they were our own wee children. Continue reading “Not shrews or saints: let’s treat women like human beings”