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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at F and M chapter.

Because we can all still be Nasty Women

Waking up this morning I struggled to get out of bed. Never before had I lost such faith in humanity. Congratulations, Americans; we have put a sexist, racist, homophobic, and xenophobic bigot in office. I thought our county was better than this and I never thought it would come to this. Don’t get me wrong, Hilary Clinton was not a saint and many people felt she was untrustworthy, but at least she wanted to help our country become more equal and fair to immigrants and women. To everyone that’s sad or in fear for the future and what is to come, I am sorry. I am not happy that this was the first election I was able to vote. I am sad I had to choose between two individuals nobody seemed to love, but I am more depressed of the results.

Some people did truly want him in office and I cannot fathom why. He wants to overturn LGBTQA rights, he wants to shutdown planned parenthood, he wants to overturn Roe v. Wade, he wants to build a wall around Mexico, igniting talk of hate, and he also said many horrific things showing he doesn’t value women in the least. I could spend many pages continuing to discuss how he is unfit to be our next president, but I think it is more important to discuss how we must come together now and fight for what is right. We must come together as individuals filled with love for one another and stand up against the hate Donald Trump is igniting. An inspiring man once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” These words are from Martin Luther King Jr. and still ring true today. As a country we have come so far and we cannot afford to take steps backwards into a dark and hateful future. I believe Love Trumps Hate and whether we have a just leader or not, it is important that we stand for this country, the free and the brave, and fight for what is right.

Senior at Franklin and Marshall College. Psychology Major
I attend Franklin & Marshall College and am the campus correspondent of the Her Campus chapter here. I also play flute with the Pep Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble. I am an editor for the Patsy Post, am involved with F&M Unleashed, a member of Mu Upsilon Sigma, and a Brother of Phi Sigma Pi, a co-ed honors fraternity.