"They weren't killed with guns but with hate. Well now I have hate!"
--Maria, West Side Story.
I forgive the author of my #MeToo moment because he changed. He changed into someone who could never do that again. But the person has changed and this jerk didn't.
I was the same age as Dr. Ford.
So when Senator Collins said that she didn't believe her and voted this prick bastard onto the Supreme Court. I raged.
I am still raging.
An open letter to Senator Collins,
I hope they haunt you.
The women who will die because of your vote.
Not only the women who will die when Roe is overturned.
Not only them.
But the woman who was raped and was told, by you, by your vote that if she comes forward no one will believe her.
Some will die inside as they hide away from the world.
Some will die because you have given people the idea that rape is somehow a woman's fault and they will commit suicide.
Some will die because they don't go to the hospital because you told them they will not be believed. You told them that they will be laughed at. Not only that but it is all right that they are laughed at. I hope those women haunt you.
I hope you see their faces, white, brown, Asian, when you try to fall asleep and you can't.
I hope you hear their screams in your nightmares.
I hope you don't sleep.
I hope you know that because of you, that part of them have died.
I hope you get that.
I hope you suffer with this choice.
Moreover I hope you do not retire in 2020 and you get voted out on your ass.
I hope you don't suffer alone.
I wish the same on Senators Flake, Graham, and Grassley. I would wish it on McConnell but I don't believe he has a soul to be tormented.
I believe you do. And I hope you do. I hope you live a long life so you see what your actions have wrought. I hope you feel remorse then.
Until then, I hope you suffer as we are suffering now.