I am a survivor of sexual assault. I am a mother. I am a taxpayer who wants to see my tax dollars go to help my fellow human beings not to line the pockets of the wealthy. I worked for many years in the helping fields where I treated abused women and children. I am sick of the patriarchal bull that perpetuates violence, undervalues the contributions of women and minorities. I am a Catholic who has seen the word bastardized and twisted to support oppressive laws when we should be keeping a firm separation of church and state. I am sick in my heart at the injustice rape victims, abuse victims, and people of color face in our legal system, especially when the perpetrators are white males.
I march in the hopes that my daughter won’t be subjected to the same patriarchal oppressions I face daily.
I participated in the march in Omaha with my best friend and sister-in-law. I marched to give voice to those countless women whose voice is suppressed or otherwise restricted. I am very concerned about the current administration’s view of women, and I fear that the rights of women will not be respected moving forward. I am angry about the historical patriarchy and systemic repression of women for hundreds of years in this country. I want to be part of the solution. I plan to continue to raise my voice for others!