I did not ever imagine it coming up because the person who has become our president-elect has been recorded making crude, cavalier comments about groping and assaulting women on tape. And yet here we are.
Of all the things I’m concerned about regarding a Trump presidency, his documented attitudes about assault and women’s bodies aren’t at the top. I’m terrified of the power he has to hurt immigrants who are seeking a better life in this country — not just through his policy, but also through perpetuating destructive stereotypes. I’m terrified that he’ll not only support legislation that will curtail the rights of queer people and minorities, but also appoint Supreme Court justices who will help curtail the rights of queer people and minority communities for generations to come. I’m terrified for people with health issues who will likely have their coverage gutted. I’m terrified that his administration will overturn Roe v Wade, and that as vice president, Mike Pence will lead regressive measures that curtail women’s reproductive rights in the same way he did in Indiana. I’m terrified of all the things I don’t even know to be scared of yet.