Texas Judge Claimed Saturday’s Women’s March Was a Million Fat Women Walking in a ‘Hissy Fit’
I don't like to talk politics. In fact, my friends and family will tell you I often change the subject, but this Texas judge's response to Saturday's Women's March has disgusted me.
Texarkana Judge Bailey Moseley, serves on Texas' 6th Court of Appeals, posted to Facebook on Monday,
"Just think about this. 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."
The post has since been deleted, but one facebook user managed to take a screenshot of it before he took it down, and reposted it. Moseley replied to her post by stating,
"It was likely a mistake to delete it. I think the march of last Saturday was nothing more than a hissy fit with no defined purpose."
I was not marching Saturday. I was busy getting married, but I can tell you there was a defined purpose. You can read about it at WomensMarch.com.
To quote the site:
"In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us."
Judge Moseley's facebook account has since been deactivated. He declined to comment to the Dallas Morning News who reported the story on Tuesday.
I didn't realize until this past year just how many men view women as inferior.
I've been very fortunate to work with men who have treated me with respect in my career, but over the past year I have encountered a few men who think it's quite alright to talk over women in a meeting, or to treat women colleagues as assistants instead of equals.
During the election season, you may recall that #repealthe19th was trending on twitter. Some Trump supporters were rallying behind the idea that if only men voted, their candidate would win. In fact, 80% of congress is male.
What saddens me the most is how divided our country has become. In my lifetime, I've never seen so much racism and sexism. I'm thankful to live in a country where people are allowed to think and feel differently. We learn from our differences. This is how we grow.