Where’s Rosie?

Here we are on election day 2022. There was a time in my life when I thought by 2022, the state of my world would consist of a robot maid named Rosie, a cute space dress, and a jetpack to get to the office. Nieve or wishful thinking?

Instead, my world is filled with negative news on every channel, children shooting children, endless wars, a Supreme Court that has lost its way, and half-assed celebrities looking to fill seats in the most important houses in our country. What the actual f*#@k is happening?

Oh, and did I mention the lies upon lies, corporate gouging, misinformation, and division? Well, now I did.

All elections are important, but this one is personal to me. In just a few weeks, I will welcome my first grandchild, a baby girl, to this hot mess society. How can I not be concerned for her future?

I’m sure historically, my sentiments crossed the minds of many soon-to-be grandmothers before me, but this time it’s different. We’re not fighting for the future; we’re fighting for what we had in the past.

How is it in 2022 that a granddaughter will be born with fewer rights than her grandmother, mother, and aunts who came before her? There is not a mother in the world who wants this to be true, not one.

In my lifetime, the “horror” of Roe v. Wade has loomed over my head. Literally decades. It has been a never-ending story told by a select group of white men for division and political leverage. Talk about losing sight of something.

Our leaders, former leaders, and wanna-be leaders have been out on the campaign trail screaming our “democracy is at risk” or “inflation is through the roof” Really? This is all you got? I guess the powers-to-be have decided that the American people can only handle 2 catchphrases, so here we are. I’ll just be here shaking my head.

Meanwhile, the bodily autonomy of an entire GENDER of human beings is under siege. Our existence is at risk. I guess that doesn’t sell as well as democracy and gas prices. Dumbing us down one election at a time.

The word democracy comes from the Greek words “demos,” meaning people, and “kratos” meaning power; so democracy can be thought of as “power of the people”: a way of governing that depends on the will of the people.

So, what am I going to tell my granddaughter? Well, first things first, I’m going to cast a VOTE.

Once she arrives, I will introduce her to nature’s artwork. The ocean, flowers, trees, rivers, and mountains. I will ensure that the beauty in her world outweighs the negative dialog. I will tell her she is strong, kind, and loved beyond measure. I will let her know her voice matters. She matters. I will hope that her future is filled with opportunities and choices. Most importantly, I will love her unconditionally.

Enjoy the Ride with the WILL to protect the freedoms of all the females in your life.

16 responses

  1. So true. People were saying it could happen but we all hoped it wouldn’t. I put a small piece of the blame on Ruth Ginsburg (I know, how can I do that). From a political standpoint, she should have retired early in Obama’s tenure so she could be replaced by an independent free thinker. She did really great things but you have to be realistic too.

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    1. You’re not the first person I know to say that about Ruth, whom I along with many liked. She wasn’t thinking ahead, or maybe never fathomed Roe verses Wade could be overturned. It’s more than a little bewildering.

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      1. I’m hoping it wasn’t her ego that sacrificed it. The right wing has been trying to overturn for 50 years. You gotta know when to walk away (Kenny Rogers RIP).

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      2. If she could do it again, I’m hoping she would have had more insight.

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    2. I knew once T won anything was possible. I have to agree with you about Ruth, and certainly hope it wasn’t ego, but it usually is when things don’t end well.

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  2. People are wearing shrouds in my neighborhood expecting the pirates of government to take over. I’m on a more positive swing thinking, to quote Anne Lamott still again, God bats last. We thought there was no chance Trump wouldn’t be reelected regardless of him still feeling he’s president.

    Lets hope your Granddaughter will be raised in a country she can be proud of.

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    1. Well, I’m hoping Anne is correct and God hits a grand slam for all of us.
      I’m hoping for the best for her ❤

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      1. You have yourself a new Governor beating out the great and not so powerful Oz. We too kept who we wanted. All is not so dim.

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      2. OOPS. I forgot, you’re no longer a resident of Pennsylvania, but Olivia is. 🙂

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  3. I’m with you 100% on voting. Sadly, I feel like a great many people who might otherwise do so feel that the game is rigged and that their vote doesn’t count. At the same time, there are people out there who will believe anything and are apparently easily manipulated. As a (former) blogger, I was stunned to have so many people tell me that they were not going to read my (stupid, often juvenile) blog posts because they “…really don’t read much if ever”. Our ignorance as a society will be our undoing.

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    1. Hey Point, so glad to hear for you. Hope you are well.
      I agree! I work with a young woman who told me today her vote didn’t matter. I had to inform her that actually it’s never mattered more.
      The ignorance is alarming.

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  4. My husband and I voted early… it was so easy. But then, we live in a bright blue state where they actually want to make it convenient for their citizens to vote. I hope we leave a better country for your granddaughter… it looks a bit iffy right now.

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    1. We voted early as well, and also in a blue state. This was our first time voting here since we moved, and we actually got to go on Saturday. I don’t know who to thank, but my goodness, whoever came up with this system was loaded with common sense.
      I hope so too!

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  5. This country gets more ridiculous and stupid by the day. I really hope this election brings welcome news…

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    1. All I can say is I’m glad the women showed up..whew

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      1. Thank God for women!!

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