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    • Hollye Dexter

    • November 12, 2016 in Columnists

    Dear little girls in America…


    That’s right, little girls, you can grow up to be anyth…..RECORD SCRATCH.

    Not so fast, little girls. There’s a new President in town and he says he can grab your pussy any time he wants because he’s rich and powerful. He wasn’t one-tenth as qualified as you, but he still got the job (so, what else is new, right?). He’s a sexist, misogynistic bully. He’s that boss who will grab your ass at the water cooler  –  but you can’t do anything about it, because he gets paid more than you and gets promoted before you do and so yeah, he’s richer and more powerful than you. You’ve been dealing with men just like him since the beginning of time.

    But little girls, there’s still a way you might be able to get into the White House, just like our new First Lady. If you’re very pretty and slender, you can exploit yourself, oil up your body and pose nude in photos, pretending to be a lesbian, and maybe some rich, horny old dude will notice you and want you as an arm piece. You’ll have to get a boob job, though, because President Pussy-Grabber says that small breasted women can never be a 10. You can’t be overweight, or he’ll call you things like “Fat Pig” or “Miss Piggy” in public. If you don’t meet his standards for physical perfection, he will humiliate you and make you feel small. But if you are quiet and demure and physically perfect, maybe you can tag along on his ride to the White House.

    But little girls, if you still want to get to the White House on your own, you better find a strong black woman to be your role model. Ninety-four percent of black women voted for the first woman President. They have survived the most oppression and abuse throughout history, and apparently they’re the only ones who believe, who know, that you can do it. Whatever you do, don’t look to white women to inspire you. More than half of them turned their backs on their own gender and voted for President Pussy-Grabber. There is a whole class of women out there who, sadly, don’t believe they are good enough to be President, so they don’t want you to be, either. They’ll make up excuses, say they had other reasons for voting for President Pussy Grabber, like, maybe they just want a break on their taxes, regardless of the fact that their vote validates a man who sexually assaults women and ran on a campaign of hate and bigotry. Or maybe they just don’t like Muslims or brown people. Many of them are the types who don’t hold other women up, who most likely have very few close female friends, and instead, see every other woman as a threat. Little girls, please don’t look to them for inspiration. Maybe look to them as a lesson of what not to be.

    Little girls, this is a very dark time for you in American history. You’re going to have to shut your eyes and ears, and block out the message that America just sent to you: That a woman can’t be President, but the man who would sexually assault her can. Shut out the media, and find your own sheroes. You’re going to have to hold on to a tiny shred of hope, and train your eyes and ears on women like Michele Obama, Malala Yousafzai, Elizabeth Warren, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Kamala Harris –  and remember the words of the very wisest woman, Maya Angelou, who told us:

    You may write me down in history

    With your bitter, twisted lies,

    You may trod me in the very dirt

    But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

    Yes. Hold on to these words. Don’t be defeated. This election has sent us hurling back, way back, and President Pussy-Grabber may want to send you even further to the back of the line, stripping you of your reproductive rights and independence, but stay strong, little girls. Remember that you create life in your womb. You are the embodiment of strength and creativity. You are the beautiful balance of wisdom and compassion. You stand on the shoulders of your mothers and grandmothers and the Suffragettes before you, who were strong enough to survive generations of being told their voices didn’t matter. Little girls, don’t listen to the message America has just sent you. Let this dark era make you stronger, wiser, and more courageous. Let it make you fierce and determined. Believe the words Hillary Clinton told you on the night she was nominated “To every little girl who dreams big: Yes, you can be anything you want – even President.” I hope to God I’ll live to see the day you win.

      • Maya Spier Stiles North

      • November 12, 2016 at 10:24 pm
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      I worry for the little girls being raised by Trump voters…

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