Do you know why she's sad?
1. Because a lot of people would rather believe that a seven-year-old girl was lying when she accused her father of sexually abusing her. The very same father who had groomed a teenager who was adopted by his partner, the seven-year-old's mother. That these people would excuse a grown man's openly predatory behaviour as 'falling in love' and write off his daughter's accusations as the result of her mother's brainwashing is just disgusting and explains why many victims of child abuse find it hard to open up about their experiences at the hands of their abusers.
2. Because a man who used to edit a sleazy, sensationalist British tabloid and now hosts a television programme with a global audience threw a tantrum online because a trans woman he interviewed complained that he focused too much on her past rather than the issues that she advocates now. The whole time he was interviewing her, the words 'Was a boy until age 18' were plastered on the screen. He got angry that he got called out for something that could have been easily avoided had he bothered to do some basic research on transgender people's issues or even just read this. Heck, even I have read the guide, and I'm not even a journalist.
3. Because here in Britain, the Education Secretary continues to wreak havoc on primary and secondary schools, proving once again that it's dangerous to leave education in the hands of someone who knows nothing about it.
And that was just a fraction of what happened this week, folks. Doesn't living in this world feel so exhausting sometimes, especially for people who are directly affected by misogyny, racism and the complete disregard for the marginalised that people in government have?