Non-fat woman walking

Judge Bailey Moseley, who sits on the Texas Sixth District Court of Appeals, posted this “joke” on his Facebook page: “After just one day in office, Trump managed to achieve something that no one else has been able to do. He got a million fat women out walking.”

I am one non-fat woman who marched in the Women’s March in Austin, and that post makes me angry.

Do you know why I marched, Judge Moseley?

I marched for my friend Elizabeth, who needs a good public school education because her teacher knows she is smart and is encouraging her to think about college. I am Elizabeth’s mentor, and I go once a week to the elementary school in my neighborhood to read with Elizabeth, who is Hispanic.

I marched for my nephew’s wife, who was born in Iran. Her parents still live in Iran, and they are worried that it will be more difficult for them to visit their daughter, who is pregnant.

I marched for my gay friends in my Sunday School class at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church. They are worried that a Trump presidency and new Supreme Court justices might threaten their marriages.

I marched for my mother. When she was born in a farm house in West Texas, women couldn’t vote in the Great State of Texas.

I marched for myself and my daughter. I march for equal rights and respect for women and girls, Hispanics and Blacks, immigrants from all nations, and gays and lesbians.
–Joy

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2 Responses to “Non-fat woman walking”

  1. Meredith Heywood January 31, 2017 at 11:26 am #

    Well done, keep walking.

    • Resolute_Woman January 31, 2017 at 8:46 pm #

      We all need to keep walking–together! Joy

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