I wrote the following on Jay Bookman’s blog on December 13, 2017: (Link: http://jaybookman.blog.myajc.com/2017/12/13/opinion-hear-that-roar-its-women/
“Thanks for this column, Jay Bookman.
I think many factors are at play here with this tsunami of women across America deciding to become more assertive.
(1) The impact of Hillary Clinton’s, a woman of substance, having lost the presidential election to a male jerk like Trump is hitting the consciousness of women across the world hard. And, they have had enough of the role-playing that society throughout history has assigned to women, i.e. subordinate player.
(2) Women, as a group, seem to have more maternal instinct to nurture than dominate and the world is moving in that direction, aside from the liberation of women. Moving from dominating to nurturing will be liberating to men, also.
(3) Society is breaking through norms of all kinds and one of those is the rigid societal pressure to believe the Bible, quite literally. As women become freed as autonomous persons in their own rights, aside from their relationships with men, they feel liberated to reject certain parts of the fundamentalist Christian’s Bible while also embracing the Holy Spirit of our common Creator.
(4) Personal example to seal my points above: Yesterday I wrote a line here late in the evening, with as much dry humor, as anger, stored in my psyche. It was: ‘I am absolutely sick of the sexism of Donald Trump.’ The responses were interesting and some even caught the humor and responded with a light touch.
This, however, was the response of another poster to me upon his reading my words, above: ‘Mary Elizabeth, you need to read your Bible more. There is no way that women are going to become what you want in your lifetime.’ That intensity of his feelings and his preaching at me to be a more submissive woman has run its course with women across this planet. The time for egalitarianism for all people is at hand. And, I believe most of you will see it happen in your lifetimes, even if I don’t see the completed process in mine. There is no going back from an elevation of consciousness.”