Letters to the Editor

Women should drop the ‘illusion of sides’ and support each other

Several hundred thousand people, women and their supporters, gather along Independence Avenue on Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. to rally and march in opposition to the inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States.
Several hundred thousand people, women and their supporters, gather along Independence Avenue on Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C. to rally and march in opposition to the inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States. TNS

Dear Irene Spinello (“ ‘A Day Without A Woman doesn’t promote liberation,” March 5):

We are not on two sides of an issue. You and I have so much in common. We are strong, capable, caring, determined women who are the first to step up and take care of our loved ones with strong hands and a loving heart. We don’t do these things to prove that we are equal or to win some contest, but because it’s a reflection of our values. It’s who we are — possibly even our “job” on earth. I respect you for all that you do and give. On one small thing we might differ — I don’t believe the policies of our current administration support (or possibly even allow) me to continue to do my “job,” and so I look for peaceful ways to speak — to influence — to effect change. You may believe otherwise and that’s OK. I don’t demand you see the world the way I do — please don’t demand that I see through your lens. Let’s drop the ugly illusion of “sides” and get back to doing what we do best: supporting and uplifting each other.

Judi Young, San Luis Obispo

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