We've been joking since I was pregnant - how could we choose to bring a child into a world where it's possible for someone like Trump to be a presidential nominee?
Now we actually have brought a child into a world where Trump was actually elected president. This is so far from the society that I thought I was in, where I thought it'd be challenging, but normal, to raise our son to be a feminist. I thought I'd have to figure out how to discuss with him the concept of consent, not explain the existence of a president who was elected despite being charged with child rape.
It's not just about the children - even for our own sake, this is terrible. And realistically, our child is white, male, and culturally Christian, it's not like changes in our policies and laws will likely have a direct impact on him. But if we raise him right, he'll be deeply hurt by this. He'll be as saddened as we are that he'll grow up in a country where nearly half the voters think this is ok. This is beyond politics. This about humanity, or lack thereof.