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I wrote a letter to the editor in support of my state's protecting women's sports bill. I opened it explicitly as "I write as a woman, a Democrat, and a feminist." That's because I don't think my letter will persuade anyone, but I want it to give heart to the "silent majority" inside the Democratic party and feminist/lefty circles. I encouraged people to read the text of the act for themselves, rather than believe it is "anti-trans." So hopefully I can encourage some people to investigate, and give some people some hope that they are not alone.

But I'm scared, of course. The paper said they have to print your name and city, and normally print your email address unless you request not to. I requested they not print my email address, but...it's hard to trust in this day in age.

But there's a voice in the back of my head that's like, "Let 'em come for me. I said nothing unreasonable. I don't want to live like a coward."

Wish me luck!

I wrote a letter to the editor in support of my state's protecting women's sports bill. I opened it explicitly as "I write as a woman, a Democrat, and a feminist." That's because I don't think my letter will persuade anyone, but I want it to give heart to the "silent majority" inside the Democratic party and feminist/lefty circles. I encouraged people to read the text of the act for themselves, rather than believe it is "anti-trans." So hopefully I can encourage some people to investigate, and give some people some hope that they are not alone. But I'm scared, of course. The paper said they have to print your name and city, and normally print your email address unless you request not to. I requested they not print my email address, but...it's hard to trust in this day in age. But there's a voice in the back of my head that's like, "Let 'em come for me. I said nothing unreasonable. I don't want to live like a coward." Wish me luck!

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[–] crows_before_bros 12 points (+12|-0)

I totally understand that fear, I have it too. It does help knowing there are other like-minded women here, writing letters and making their voices heard, and it gave me the courage to start using my voice. I hope our letters help other women find THEIR voices too.

I hope so! "Courage calls to courage" Love your handle, btw!

Aww thanks! Crows and ravens are my favorite birds. We have a family who visits the yard and peers into the windows like a bunch of sad orphans until I come out and throw them peanuts lol. My husband calls me "Crowleesi".

They are super-smart, as I am sure you know. You've probably read about some of the studies they've done on crow intelligence. They're very good problem-solvers.

[–] allezallezallez 5 points (+5|-0)

Well done!! I know it's scary, but think of the people you'll reach who are doubting their own senses due to the current state of reporting on these issues.

That's who I'm thinking of, yep--hoping to reach people who agree with me but feel scared/confused/frustrated.

[–] Avadavat 3 points (+3|-0)

Good luck! And, good for you! You're part of the groundswell of Democratic women who are understanding more and more that their own political party has betrayed them in favor of supporting a narcissistic male sexual rights movement. Democratic politicians had best realize soon that the women their party depends on are abandoning ship.

[–] ChristinaXYZ 1 points (+1|-0)

Good luck. What you've done is brilliant.

Thank you! I hope they publish it. I'd hate for my brave moment to become much ado about nothing.

[–] ChristinaXYZ 1 points (+1|-0)

Even if they don't publish at least they know you wrote and they can't say they never get letters giving your side. It all helps - every little bit.

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