Laurie and Debbie say:
Two and a half weeks ago, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, backed up by a Republican Senate and a Republican House of Representatives.
We stand among the people who know that Donald Trump is a despicable human being, who is not intellectually, morally, ethically, or in any way qualified to run this country, and who know that the people he surrounds himself with are — to say the least — no better.
We are stand among the people who are in the process of committing more time, money, energy, and heart to the causes we believe in, to the people who are most threatened by this cataclysm, and the possibility that not all of the damage that is about to be wrought on this country will be permanent.
We stand among the people who categorically refuse to normalize the Trump presidency in any way, to cut the racists and haters and thieves in the government any slack, or to ever agree to a compromise with our “leaders” that throws anyone under the bus.
We named our blog, many years ago, because we wanted to write about bodies, and because the phrase “body politic” conveyed a kind of consensus about how bodies are seen and treated, a consensus we refused to share. Now we are more specifically engaged with the phrase. The dictionary defines “body politic” as “a group of persons united under a single governmental authority.” As the Body Impolitic, we are members of a group of persons united in resistance to our governmental authority.
We are working on what that will look like. You’ll still see photography posts, and probably even some old Body-Impolitic-style commentary on body image. But the focus will be on what we, and others, are doing to fight back. We’d love to hear what you are doing.