I’m crying. Yelling. And so deeply deeply sad.

October 4, 2018

Larisa Alexandrovna. Journalist, essayist, and poet. Managing Editor of Investigative News of The Raw Story. Twitter: @larisa_a

Larisa is talking about Judge Brett Kavanagh and on and on…   Thank you, Larisa, for allowing me to put this in my blog.


I think I understand now why I am upset about this case. I tried to sleep last night and all I kept thinking is why are they trying to “ram him” through despite the majority of the country and the majority of women saying “no,” and “please stop,” and “wait”… and in that very question I found the answer. It was so simple and so alarming.

They are literally playing out out on the national stage and in real time what it feels like to be overpowered. They won’t take no for an answer. They won’t listen or slow down. They won’t stop. The more we say no, the more angry they get. The more we ask them to stop, the more entitled they feel. This is, I think, what is affecting me and countless other women.

We are being overpowered despite us being in the majority and asking rightfull that they stop or wait. They are saying no and the more we beg, the more aggressive they are getting. Until finally, they play on “ramming” through his nomination while we are supposed to just take it.

This is what is affecting me. This is – I think – what is affecting most women. This overpowering, entitled and demeaning attack on our body politic.

Us: Please stop

Them: no

Us: Wait

Them: no

Us: STOP

Them: NOOOOOOOOOO

Us: Crying

Them: Angry, yelling, ramming

This is why I am upset.


Thank you, again, Larisa. This is deeply caring and deeply sad to me. Thank you.

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