Hi! This has been a heavy week – how are you all feeling? I’ve been really sad: first about Elizabeth Warren’s Super Tuesday results and then about her suspending her campaign. I’ve supported and even been excited about other candidates in the past, but I’ve never felt as passionately for a candidate as I did – do – for her. She’s so smart and thoughtful and organized and EMPATHETIC, has values that align with my own, exhibits fearless tenacity AND warmth and compassion — she’s the best of everything and I really hoped she would be our first female president. I’m heartbroken I won’t have a chance to vote for her, and I feel so frustrated by the systemic sexism and racism that exists in our country that resulted in the most diverse group of candidates being whittled down to two nearly 80-year-old white men with a lot of baggage.
Here’s an interesting piece about how sexism played a role in Elizabeth Warren hitting the Democratic glass ceiling in the presidential race: Maybe Next Time, Ladies
This made me a little weepy: Students are leaving personal thank-you notes next to Elizabeth Warren’s photo at Harvard Law
So did this one: ‘America Needs Her’: Readers React to Elizabeth Warren’s Exit
And, totally unrelated, to lighten the mood: