Today brought some sorrow on its wings. It delivered an unwanted message from my marvelous neighbour country. It told us that sexism, racism, bigotry and xenophobia do not matter if you hold the right privileges. That one can still win a position of power despite multiple sexual assault accusations. That boasting about sexual assault is ok. That boasting about grabbing people ‘by the pussy’ is nothing more than locker room talk… and that talk like that is acceptable. I could go on, but I think the disheartening and disturbing reality of this message is clear. However, there is always hope, and hope is a powerful thing.