I was looking forward to Jenny Boylan’s take on the US Supreme Court ruling, and here it is.
“I used to think people like you should be, you know, exterminated,” the nice young man said to me. “But after listening to you speak, I’ve really changed my mind!”
This was after a lecture I’d given a few years ago at a college in Ohio. He looked at me proudly, clearly hoping that I’d be cheered that my words had opened his heart.
But that word, “exterminated,” tempered my happiness somewhat.
Sometimes I forget that there are people who want to wipe me off the face of the earth.
I forget, even though the Trump administration does its best to remind me, every day.