Some of the reactions to Donald Trump’s election are just getting ridiculous.
In the Washington Post on Monday, feminist writer Stephanie Land blamed the in-coming president for her decision to remain single.
“There is no room for dating in this place of grief,” Land wrote. “Dating means hope. I’ve lost that hope in seeing the words ‘President-elect Trump.’”
A single mom and an avid supporter of Hillary Clinton, Land said she felt sick when she found out that Trump won the presidency.
“I wanted to gather my children in bed with me and cling to them like we would if thunder and lightning were raging outside, with winds high enough that they power might go out,” she continued. “The world felt that precarious to me.”
Land said she felt a little scared dropping her children off at school on Nov. 9 because she lives in a “red state” that elected Trump – as if her neighbors and children’s teachers had suddenly become dangerous people overnight.
She also broke up with the guy she had been dating. Land said she had been hopeful about their relationship; he was a single dad and a caring person. For some reason, though, Land felt the need to end the relationship after Trump won.
My focus had to be on my community of friends that are my family. I need to fiercely love the people close to me instead of learning to love someone new. To reach out to others could weaken the bonds that hold my family together.
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“I can’t,” I told him. “I just can’t.”
I’ve lost the desire to attempt the courtship phase. The future is uncertain. I am not the optimistic person I was on the morning of Nov. 8, wearing a T-shirt with “Nasty Woman” written inside a red heart. It makes me want to cry thinking of that. Of seeing my oldest in the shirt I bought her in Washington, D.C., that says “Future President.”
How Trump is to blame for Land’s decision to stop dating is a mystery. She clearly is a strong, capable woman who is working hard and raising two children in her own. On this matter, however, she seems to be allowing her emotions to govern her.
Though Land did not mention it, Trump’s stated position abortion is worrying abortion activists and pro-abortion feminists. Cosmopolitan writer Jill Filipovic recently claimed that “sex is about to get a lot less fun” because of Trump.
While Trump was not a popular candidate, his election has brought some hope to pro-lifers about future protections for unborn children. About 1 million unborn babies lose their lives in abortions every year in the U.S., and Trump’s decisions involving the U.S. Supreme Court, taxpayer funding for abortion providers and more could go a long way toward saving more lives.