This morning brought a whole host of different emotions. But one thing is absolutely for certain: our fight did not end last night. It has only begun.
Mr. Trump, if you thought you were dealing with nasty women before, prepare yourself. We've been fighting this fight and dealing with open and subtle misogyny since the day we were born. We won't be passive. We won't be quiet. We won't smile about it. We won't be happy that we're fighting the same fight our grandmothers fought. But damn it, we will fight.
You think you know this country, but you are so wrong. While, unfortunately, a good portion of our citizens voted for you, love will always trump hate.
This election will set our country back. The eight years of progress we've had will most likely be dismantled by those trying to secure the privilege they have been clinging to. But you're forgetting one thing. Minorities, be they different genders, people of color, different sexual orientations, those of different religions, know what it means to have certain freedoms. To vote. To marry. To practice their faith. To have a credit card in their own name. To manage their healthcare. Take these things away and you will meet the true America.
Unfortunately, the people that voted for you don't realize what they're elected. Many of them now have health insurance, better medi-care coverage, education, protection against domestic violence. How do you think they'll react when they actually realize you plan to take that from them so you can better support the top 1%?
I won't keep dragging on. You have a whole, four years to read about the strong, resilient, passionate people of this country that you will soon represent. But hear this: you are not the better choice for this country. You will not be able to solve our nation's problems, and certainly not on your own. And in four years, we will all be here to say we told you so.