We have come a long way since my grandmother was told that SHE didn't need to vote because her husband would be voting.
There is still a long way to go.
But, as Bilbo Baggins found, there is only one direction.
“Go back?” he thought. “No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!” So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a patter and a pitter."