An un-intended new battle cry for women's strength and need for persistence was coined in the US Senate last week after the rarely used silencing (Rule 19) of Democratic Senator, Elizabeth Warren (D -Mass.) on the Senate floor. Senator Warren was attempting to provide factual evidence that criticized a man, the attorney general nominee, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.).
"Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” - US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
No matter your political stance, as a woman, this type of misogynistic behavior is something we all have to face regularly. Not only is this a message to the state of our society, but a message that as women we all need to tell ourselves regularly. Keep going. Keep fighting. Keep persisting. Ultimately, it is a message of STRENGTH and resilience and a reminder to persist no matter the obstacles.