….because as idealistic and naive as I used to be, I see the world as it really is – and it breaks my heart.
….because now I worry that my daughters will face obscene abuses that have been shushed and quieted for too long.
…because I have had to deal with systemic sexism for my whole life.
…because I was raised by a woman who doesn’t understand feminism, who pushed finding a boyfriend over finding myself.
…because I don’t want my son repeating that he is so glad he isn’t a girl, because girls have babies.
…because I genuinely believe that all three of my children are capable of achieving their wildest dreams – but I know my son will have less to prove and easier time accomplishing his goals.
…because I love people and I want us to love each other.