It feels sickly ironic to be celebration the United Nations Day of the Girl Child while in the throes of an election season in which the Republican candidate has displayed his total disregard for women. It is beyond comprehension how a major political party could endorse a candidate whose words and actions tell a well-documented tale of misogyny.
We are half the population, yet we count for nothing.
I fear for my daughter and her friends, I fear for the young daughters of my friends. And I fear for their sons--what does this mean for them and who they will become?
Of course the Day of the Girl reaches far beyond my personal circle or even the turmoil of the US election. From the UN Women website: