how did we get here?

i’ve been asking this question a lot lately.

how did we get here?

time span: 50 years

1968 to 2018.

does it matter how (the collective) we got here?

it probably doesn’t because i’m actually asking a slightly different question.

how the fuck did this happen?

we’re well into the second decade of the 21st century and it’s not pretty.

in fact, we blew by some important shit and let it get obliterated in front of our faces.

lilly ledbetter act? yes.

fair and equal pay for equal work? no.

speak up? yes

results? not. good.

rinse. repeat.

but it’s been almost a decade since that supreme court decision and it’s not working. i am proof.

a story for another day.