As a woman, I am appalled that we are being turned into baby machines whether we like it or not and children are a punishment for having sex. As an academic, I am appalled at the current trend of “policing” academics. As a person with a chronic illness, I am appalled at the fact that I am going to lose my coverage which may make it impossible to continue working. As an artist, I am appalled by the proposals to cut national arts endowments. Generally, I am appalled!