I’m just a teenage girl, who is more privileged than at least 1/3 of the country, I acknowledge that. I am straight, white, and my family is middle class. But I am also scared for the future that these election results may bring. I know, I know, “What do you know about politics?” I admit that I don’t know half as much as I should, but it doesn’t mean that I’m ignorant to what party now practically controls the government.
I am a high schooler, in a country where school shooting drills now have to happen just as often as fire drills. And Republicans don’t care for any gun laws, in fact, they fully support the NRA.
I am a girl, in a country where our new leaders say that ‘God plans rape’ and that a fetus is more important than the welfare of women. Where certain Republicans have said that if women are allowed to the rights to their own body, then men should be allowed to rape them.
I am almost a college student, and I can guarantee there won’t be any breaks for college loans, as they’ve voted against it before.
My best friend is a lesbian, and my uncles are gay, in a country where our new lawmakers say that gay marriage is a sin. Where they might have their barely gained (not even in all 50 states) marriage rights taken away.
But it isn’t just about me. It’s about my entire generation, and that includes people of every religion, ethnicity, color, size, shape, sexual orientation, and gender (or lack thereof). Many people are going to be negatively affected by this power switch in the government. Much more than I will be.
I know I’m just a teenage girl and I must know nothing about all of this, but I myself fear for what comes next. It might be overdramatic, I might be overreacting, but I am afraid.