Remember last summer when the overturn of Roe vs. Wade was shocking, and we were asking ourselves how this could have happened? When I talked to Dahlia Lithwick last fall, I asked her how this could happen in the United States, and she pointed out that the systems that are in place have made it possible. Take a look at this 6-minute video clip.
Spoiler alert:we can win all of the lawsuits and vote and vote and vote, but if the system is this distorted from the popular will, then it’s the system that’s the problem.
Since then MAGA Republicans have continued their assault on our rights: a woman’s right to birth control, trans rights, LGBTQ rights, book banning.
Dahlia’s book, Lady Justice, covers the trauma that we’ve faced as a nation, not just recently but for decades. And she recounts time and time again examples of change happening, despite the overwhelming odds.
Moral: the only way change happens is when women stand up.
I was taken aback when my friend Jan recently explained to me that I am “the most progressive” of all of her friends. She explained that normally she’d expect someone like me, with leftward political leanings, to express opinions on Facebook and Twitter that offended her. Continue reading →