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Ayala Sherbow
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I felt your anger- from the frustration, and the repetitious burden of having to defend your daughter. The frustration of ‘having to explain’, to people who act as if they want an explanation but are not interested or responding to the explanation. The imprisonment in dishonesty that this implies.

I’d rather be angry than depressed and compliant. But society is focused on conflict, rather than the opportunity for harmonious cooperation. We are justifiably angry, but it has its weakness -it is no longer a clear and present objection to injustice- it has been coopted as the currency of a self-destructive society, weakening itself by angrily trying to extinguish its diversity. I think loving is going to be our salvation. Love our daughters and sons, and love our neighbors who don’t let themselves be touched.

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