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Word power: Barbara Kingsolver on “this misogynistic horror”

Months ago, Trump bragged that he could commit murder and still retain his following. He was right.

Barbara Kingsolver‘s essay begins with a telling memory from her childhood, half a century ago.

Then, she argued with father over whether a woman could be president of the USA.

Now, they are on the same side.

He is eager to vote for a woman president. But it’s knocked the breath out of me to learn that most of his peers are not.

One other key sentence:

If anyone still doubts that the inexperienced man gets promoted ahead of the qualified woman, you can wake up now.

Click here to read Kingsolver’s full essay.




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