January 22, 2017
I want you to know that you are not the last misogynistic man that women will let get away with dominating them. That was the guy before you in our lives. You are the one we will not let get away with taking away our rights. Many of us, enough of us now, have already found our personal story of liberation from male domination. We are Black, White, Asian; we are Straight, Gay and Trans; we are Muslim, Christian, Jew, Buddhist and atheist. We are joining together all around the world to say, “You had better get this right, Mr. President.
We know you probably have lots of unresolved issues from childhood. We know this because you would not be the way you are if these had been resolved. But we women had to fight our demons to liberate ourselves first from those demons and then from our abusive relationships. You, too, have the capacity to heal your past, Mr. Trump, and ‘BECOME’ the best President we have ever had. Trust me, you are not that yet. Not by a long shot. But you have a shot. That is the point. Don’t screw this up or you will have us to deal with. We come in peace. We mean you no harm; we only want what is ours. You know what those things are. Do you have the maturity to stand equal to all women? If you don’t, heal yourself!
I will pray for your transformation, Mr. President, because if you fail, we all fail.
Mary Lynn Shindorf