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Why ACB's Confirmation is Not a Sign of Women Empowerment

Updated: Mar 26

Dear Asian Youth,

Millions across the nation watched in horror as Amy Coney Barrett uttered the words:

“I, Amy Coney Barrett, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

And just like that, in a matter of minutes, the gradual stripping of women’s rights began: LGBTQ+ rights, health care rights-

Our rights.

My rights.

The rights of the generations to come.

Everything that RBG worked for is being washed away, like a tsunami crashing onto shore, a tsunami of hate and privilege

We see the clock of our nation turn backwards- days...months...years...decades…

America’s past history overtaking us.

This is not the woman we want to represent us,

And definitely not the woman we deserve.

And we have every right to complain. The Instagram account @angryasianfeminist created a post that sums this up perfectly:

“Women in powerful positions isn’t inherently feminist especially when they use their power to harm more marginalized women.”