“How Do I Explain Justice Kavanaugh to My Daughters?”
The spectacle of this confirmation has reminded us that to many people, women’s suffering is a joke.
“Speak up, even if those in power do not want to listen.
Speak your truth, even if men laugh.
Be loud, even though power prefers girls quiet.
Speak up, even if they call you strident or shrill.
Don’t let anyone put a hand — real or metaphorical — over your mouth.
March, demonstrate, chant, shout, vote.
And maybe someday, you, or your daughters,
or your daughter’s daughters
will be the ones with the last laugh.”