Megan Rapinoe’s confident stance, her tenacity, her outspokenness – these are things I celebrate this month, and choose to ignore for the moment that her fierceness comes in the context of a struggle toward a world we all can wish were already here. Bravo to Megan, and bravo to her teammates.
And in other news, let’s not forget the very troubling decision of New Jersey family court judge, James Troiano, who denied a prosecutor’s motion to try a 17-year old accused of rape as an adult because he “came from a good family,” among other reasons, and had his decision reversed by the court of appeal. See State of New Jersey in the interest of G.M.C., N.J. Appellate Division, Docket No. A-0223-18T4.