An Unabashed Misogynist Is in Charge of Our Country. Now What?

If you are being watched, leave now!

November 15, 2016

“Fight back” has never seemed more like a mere slogan. But what choice do we have? I’m not going to leave my beautiful, multicultural New York City, with its massive vote against Trump, for frozen Canada. No, we have to mourn, and then we have to get crazy busy. There will be lots of opportunities to protest, to organize resistance, to plan for 2018 and 2020, to figure out what happened and reach beyond our comfort zones. So donate now to the National Network of Abortion Funds, Planned Parenthood, SisterSong, the ACLU, Legal Momentum, or the National Immigration Law Center. Volunteer locally—I’ve been cheered that young women I know are signing up for the first time to be patient escorts at abortion clinics. Talk to people—even if your Trump-loving neighbor will never be an intersectional feminist, maybe she can be won away from supporting an outright racist who wants to deport her children’s classmates and take away her daughter’s dignity and her own. There’s so much we can do, but there isn’t a lot of time.