Two Facts

1. When I contemplate the amount of blogging I have been obliged to do in the past year about protecting from our government reproductive rights and female survivors of sexual assault, I feel hated by my country for having the temerity to be a woman.

2. The next time I am accused by a conservative of being insufficiently patriotic, I will not launch into my usual response about the difference between loving this country for what it could be, versus loving it uncritically for what it is. I will simply say, "Yes. I find it challenging to express love for my country, when it so clearly does not love me."

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