The debate last night
For me, was some
Pretty dang cheap therapy.
I used to think
He would only talk like that
To Hillary, but
As my lived experience has taught me
Men treat each other just as poorly—
But with fewer personal insults
And less gender-based tormenting
The thing I think some men don’t understand
Is the cumulative damage of the gendering—
It’s a lot less hurtful to be screamed at
For what you believe, instead of
Who you are and whether or not you’re worthy.