Letters to the Editor

‘Time’s Up’ and time to act

Protesters attended the 2018 Women’s March in Seneca Falls, N.Y., the site of the first women’s rights convention held in the U.S.
Protesters attended the 2018 Women’s March in Seneca Falls, N.Y., the site of the first women’s rights convention held in the U.S. Associated Press

To understand “Me Too,” “Time’s Up” and other humanitarian movements, see the bleating of former attorney Eric Conn, former Kentucky House Speaker Jeff Hoover and President Donald Trump.

Conn is still conning with his 40-page letter from jail; Hoover is still hovering in the legislature with headline-grabbing diatribes; and Trump is in a continuous racist, sexist, humanly indecent echo chamber via propaganda channel Fox “News.”

When trapped by their own words and actions, they act like victims, never owning responsibility or resigning from power. They cover up, lie, distort, distract.

Where are the actual victims? Silenced by non-disclosure agreements, demoted, dehumanized, departed, deported, gone?

“Me Too” is about the demographic 51 percent majority women of all hues refusing to be silenced anymore about subjection and maltreatment by continuous white male-assumed privilege and supremacy.

“Time’s Up” is the overthrow of age-old sexism and racism via a tsunami of cultural transformation into human equality.

Indicative of what we’re up against, the commercial jingle and pop song pops into my head: “I’d like to teach the world to sing (in perfect harmony).” “Don’t worry, be happy”… to the voting booth. And “hear my roar”: I demand immediate resignations.

Ramona Rush

Lexington

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