I understand that many people are confused about the March that happened this weekend. I can understand your confusion to a certain point. The way I see it is if I do not understand something I try to seek out information so that I can understand it. So many people would rather just say “I don’t understand something” and judge something without trying to understand it. Let me see if I can break this down for you.

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A few things I want to point out first

#1- I did not go to the March this weekend.It was not because I did not want to, but because I had to work. If I did not have to work I would’ve been at the one here in Little Rock, Arkansas.

#2- While I personally believe that the March was a great way for many people to voice their concern and to come together as a unified body, I also think there are other things that could have been done and should be done.

Here is what happened in MY opinion and from MY perspective. Don’t attack me or start a war with me. I’m not saying that I have everything 100% correct and I definitely don’t have things accurate from your perspective, but these are the way that I see things and how I try to explain it to people that have asked me what the heck is going on with this March.

1- We {women} almost shattered the glass ceiling. We almost had Hillary Rodham Clinton as the first female president in the history of the United States of America. And by almost had it I mean she had more votes than our current president Donald Trump. For many women, having a female president doesn’t really mean anything to them and they don’t see the value in having a female president. But for many of us it was all we could live, think, breath we almost had Hillary Rodham Clinton as the first female president in the history of the United States of America. And by almost had it I mean she had more votes than our current president Donald Trump. For many women, having a female president doesn’t really mean anything to them and they don’t see the value in having a female president. But for many of us it was all we could live, think, breathe, and pray about for months. Women have yet to be represented in this country by female president while so many other countries have already made that leap into having females in the highest power in their country. We almost had it and it didn’t happen. And I don’t want to leave out the part about how much people like Hillary Clinton. (Many) Women in this world connected with her and felt like she was the perfect female to lead our country as the very first woman president of the United States of America.

2- so now you have a lot of people in this country (I’m talking women here) Who are devastated and heartbroken over the fact that we were this close to having a female president and it did not happen. And now these heartbroken individuals have a president elect who has talked so poorly of women and has used vulgar and derogatory terms to describe women. We have had to hear our now president Donald Trump talk about how when you have power and money you can grope a woman if you want to.

3- now you have to look at the fact that the new president wants to stop Planned Parenthood and is being very vocal about what he thinks should happen to women who choose to have an abortion. I’m not going into my personal beliefs on this matter in this particular post, but this is a factor that played into this March that took place. If you are not pro-choice, you may be blind sided to the good (non abortion) aspects of Planned Parenthood. I’m not saying it’s perfect and I’m not saying changes shouldn’t be made to the funding process. But don’t lose sight of the good because you don’t like the bad.

4- “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” That’s one way to put it but my papa Joe always said “the right nothing meaner than a mean woman.” I believe that’s true 🙂 if you want to make a mistake and be miserable, any man knows all you have to do is make a woman mad. Every single man in the world knows that. Yet Donald Trump managed to make a large portion of the females in this country very angry.

In case that got too wordy or you did not follow what I was saying I’m going to break it down very small for you.

1. We like Hillary

2. She almost won. She was so so close to being the first female president.

3. She lost to a man who talked about using power to be able to do anything he wants to towards a woman.

4. He decided to take on PP and was vocal about his thoughts on birth control not being free, abortion being jail worthy, and made comments about a woman “being on her.. whatever”

5. All of the above made women mad and they chose to band together in protest. Mad women can take over the world! <or at least try>

I understand that you still may not get it. And I don’t know that I’m the person that could explain it to you. I also think that if you are pro trump you may never get it. And that’s OK. That’s the thing here people, we don’t have to get one another fully to be respectful and to be kind. I’m not quite sure how many times I have to mention in my blog that my husband and I are on opposite sides of the party lines. That being said, thankfully, he did not vote for Donald Trump. But he is a Republican through and through. We are married, have a wonderful marriage, have a great conversation and so much fun together and we do not disrespect each other. So when I put something on Facebook that I find humorous and someone comment something tacky I can’t help but wonder “what is their problem”?

Live in harmony. If you aren’t for the March, please don’t March. If you are for the March, March your ass off. If you are anti-protest please do not protest anything. If you are for protesting then please protest with all of your might and give it 100%. If you are not for abortion please do not have an abortion. If you are not for taking birth control by all means please do not take it. If you do not understand something and it literally keeps you up at night I ask you wholeheartedly to please seek out the information that you need to gain an understanding. And remember this… understanding something doesn’t mean you change your personal opinion. When people can grasp that an understanding of something does not mean that your mind has to be changed we can truly begin to love each other the way we are called to do. Whether you believe in God or you do not, you need to be kind and loving to your neighbor. And I am the worlds biggest smart elec but please do not take the word neighbor and tell me you live out in the country. You know what that phrase means and you know that means to simply be kind to each other.

That’s why people were mad enough to march. If it doesn’t seem like enough to you then it’s probably a good thing you didn’t go.

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