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Thu Sep 27, 2018, 12:26 PM

84. Growing up, I was raised by a single mother with little to non-existent input from my father.

My way of letting the world know that I know why I'm about to say what I'm about to say.

I simply can't abide a man lecturing me. Don't lecture me. Don't puff up like you're some father figure and think - for a single instance - that I give a flying fuck what you have to say - or how important you think you are to the process.

Yes, part of this comes from being a grown woman now, who will walk away from any man getting his mainsplain quota in for the day.

But the truth is, since childhood - No. Just no.

Men played no role in my upbringing and I felt the same way about Uncles trying to be something they were not and would never be.

No man will ever be - not even my own father. The "Father" figure in my life.

I was raised by women - nine of them.

Their husbands (of those who had one), my Uncles, were superfluous to the shaping of my life.

They were family but they had as much say as the stranger down the street.

I loved them - I just didn't need them to be anything but the husbands of my aunts and the fathers of my first cousins.

And I didn't even need them to be that.

Long after I was an adult my father tried to go all stern on me and I laughed in his face.

Men simply were not important to my day to day. As a little girl I could see me having children. I could see that clearly. Their father on the other hand was someone in the shadows, if he existed at all.

I like men. Just don't see them in the same ways usually thought of in a family dynamic.

Like I said, raised in a family of women, by women, where women lead the way. Women Knew Best - always.

All that was a preface to this:

I would have long ago walked across the floor and slapped the shit out of Grassley.









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