It’s Not The End of the World

It’s not the end of the world… but sometimes it feels like the world is going backwards.

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A large majority of my readers and followers are American so I apologise if my words on the above art journal page offend any of you.

But if you’re offended then maybe you voted for Trump (or if British then maybe you voted for Brexit) and therefore I’m offended that you did that so I guess that makes us even.

– EDITED November 10th when I felt a bit better about things, to add the following explanatory paragraph:

Actually I’m no longer offended. Those who voted Trump must have had their reasons. They had a right to vote whoever they felt was best and I respect that. I’m having a hard time lately dealing with all the woman-hating that seems to be becoming more and more common-place, especially so since the European Union Referendum here in the UK and even more so since Trump began running for President of the US.
If you are a man then I don’t know if you can ever truly understand how it feels to see such blatant misogyny almost everywhere you look. I feel like the good men in my life might say something like “don’t take it personally, it’s not about you.” But it’s about women. I am a woman. It’s about all of us. It might not be directed at me, but I feel it anyway because I am a woman. So all of Trump’s disgusting nastiness towards women as a group is personal and that’s why I felt offended if any of my female readers/followers voted for him to be President. Yes, lots of women voted for him, and I don’t know how they feel about his misogyny but I can only assume there was something else he was saying that overrode it for them. What that was is none of my business and I want to make it very clear that I completely respect their right to choose who they vote for.


I’m not opening comments on this post because the above page shows how I feel and I’m allowed to feel that way. I don’t need to get into a debate about how I feel.

It’s not the end of the world, I just hope that in 4 years time he’s out and someone with a much better understanding of how to treat human beings gets in. For those of us who have to live with Brexit however, that mess will affect generation after generation.

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