For many years I resisted a move to anywhere that would have winter. I was terrified of the concept. It became something like a joke in our family. "HAVEN'T YOU SEEN GAME OF THRONES?" I would whisper scream at my husband, "THE WHOLE POINT OF THE DAMN STORY IS THAT WINTER IS COMING, AND THAT'S BAD!!!!"
Well, turns out I love winter clothes, and I am actually loving the process of hunting down warm things (like this thrifted coat from The Real Real) and the true sign of the apocalypse is that we legit have the Night King trying to take over the world. GOT references abound here, but stay with me.
We live in a world where there is a profound stratification between the haves and have nots. Things have been relatively good for awhile, but part of that came from burying our heads in the sand and not dealing with the big, tough issues. There are powerful families/corporations who control huge swathes of our world and act in their best interests, which is not necessarily for the good of all. All but a few turn their backs on taking care of people. Meanwhile, there is a female leader who has quietly but diligently been working to make the world better for everyone. Has she made mistakes? Of course. She is a leader but she is also a human. She is a little scary (or a lot scary depending on who you are) and she doesn't care that the world has been run into the ground by men for so long. She has a somewhat controversial husband who she loves dearly. Her children are everything to her, and their power is her power. Am I talking about Khalessi or Hilary? You tell me. Here's what I do know.
This scary white reincarnated corpse, who we as a society created, with our fear and our frustration, is literally trying to take over the world.
How can I, as a woman, ever feel safe with a leader who thinks because he's "famous" he can do whatever he wants to my body. Grab it, put things in it, maybe even take things out of it (we know how he feels about "fat chicks") and it just stopped being funny.
Trump is a bad, bad man.
Hillary needs our support - not just our grudging acceptance but for us to push all our apathetic friends to vote. It takes effort to go to that polling place, wait in that line, take time out of your day. But the alternative is scary enough to me. I want to be Jon Snow, bravely mobilizing against the enemy, not one of the villagers burying my head in the sand and waiting for the endless winter of horror brought on by the Night King.