'OUR DAUGHTERS, OUR SISTERS, OUR MOTHERS'

  1. I have no father.
  2. I have no brother.
  3. I have no son.
  4. I have no husband or boyfriend.
  5. 'It's appalling to think of Trump saying that about my daughter/sister/mother!' I keep hearing men say.
  6. But I am none of those things.
  7. I am no man's daughter, no man's sister, no man's mother.
  8. I do not exist in relation to any man.
  9. Does that make me unworthy of respect?
  10. Does that make me unworthy of empathy?
  11. Does that make me unworthy of safety?
  12. Does that make me unworthy of basic human dignity?
  13. I am a human being.
  14. I am a person.
  15. Treat me like one.