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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 09:22 AM

Kamala Harris knows things no vice president has ever known

In the week before the country potentially elects its first female vice president, Iíve been trying to write a sweeping essay about progress and trailblazers and glass-breakers and what it all means. But what I keep thinking about is this: At some point in Kamala Harrisís life someone has instructed her to carry her keys like a weapon when she walks to her car. Someone has said, Get them out of your purse even before you leave the grocery store. Arrange them between your fingers, and if someone attacks you, aim for the face.

How do I know this? Because this is Woman 101. Itís the first page of the instruction manual teaching us how weíll need to navigate the world. I have never met a woman who hasnít heard this piece of advice. And I doubt that in 232 years of male leadership thereís ever been a sitting president or vice president who has.

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At many points in her life, she has been called a bitch.

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At some point in the lives of these two women, they realized that they did not want to live in a world in which mothers are considered parents and fathers are considered occasional babysitters. They did not want the cost of an $8 box of tampons, multiplied by 12 or 13 periods a year, multiplied by 30 or 40 years of menstruation, to add up to the difference between whether a girl could go to school. How many male people in power know what a box of tampons cost?

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When Sally Ride went to space, NASAís male engineers suggested she would need 100 tampons for a 7-day trip. If you have ever menstruated, you know why this is hilarious. If you have not, then perhaps you can see why having female people in positions of power can be useful.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/kamala-harris-woman-vp/2020/10/29/2764734c-188c-11eb-82db-60b15c874105_story.html

I am so tired (at 60+) of men deciding what women should do with their bodies...

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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 09:40 AM

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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 09:44 AM

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