So happy that I got to be a part of this 2012 Rally in Columbus, Ohio. Check out me chanting “4 more years!!” in the crowds after 1:00:00. Lucky enough to shake hands with both Michelle and Barack. One of the best days of my life.

WTF VOTER ID RESTRICTIONS?


PLEASE LISTEN UP: republicans, democrats, nonpartisans, humans, lizards, rocks, pokemon, muggles, thousands of socks under my bed, whoever the hell you are, BUT ESPECIALLY COLLEGE STUDENTS!

I’m all about the fair election. Think clearly about the topics, get informed, get involved, get registered, form an OPINION, and just show up the voting booth.  I mean it’s not like anyone has plans ALREADY for November 6th, 2012 anyways right? Well, if you do, then congrats on being the most popular human ever.

But for real? With these new voter ID restrictions out-of-state students won’t be able to vote in their school state.  This becomes a problem for those students who register in their school state but just stick with the awkward-as-hell, 15-year-old, I’m-way-too-excited-right-now-cause-I’m-allowed-out-of-the-house ID.  Plus, who even wants a new ID until you can get a bad-ass, I’m-way-too-excited-right-now-because-now-I-can-get-trashed-legally ID. Not me, for sure. Those students are gonna be hard-pressed for time when they realize what the voter ID restriction laws actually mean for them and get screwed out of casting a vote.  I mean, if they registered and they’re legally American…just let them vote, right?

ANYWAYS. This upcoming quote is why I’m calling all you other humans to listen to Me, a liberal-feminist-hot-as-shit-birth-control-taking-slut.

"the kids coming out of the schools and basically doing what I did when I was a kid, which is voting as a liberal.  That’s what kids do - they don’t have life experience, and they just vote their feelings."

-House Speaker William O’Brien, NH Republican

……………………….

College Students are not “kids” but rather humans with ideas and brains, just like you.  Let us use them, please.  As for me, I’m going to use my brain, ideas, and life experience to tell you, that you, sir, are rude.


That’s my peace.  NO on Voter ID Restriction Legislation.

(Source: politico.com)

So, yesterday, Michelle Obama (love her) spoke at the International Women of Courage Awards.  In her speech to introduce 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureates Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman, she also briefly shared parts of these courageous women’s stories.  I wanted to share my favorite part of her speech, something early on and quite simple but also so heart-warming in reflection.

"And I have to start by thanking Secretary Clinton not just for that very kind introduction, but she has been an outstanding — should I say that again? — an outstanding Secretary of State. And she has been an inspiration to women and girls around the world. She is a role model for me in so many ways.  I don’t think she realizes how what she has done has made what I am doing partially possible. So with all the respect and admiration that I can give to her, I will be wherever she needs me to be, whenever she needs me to be there." 
-Michelle Obama

This quote, of Michelle to Hillary Clinton, is especially meaningful to me.  Lately, I’ve been following how well the movies represented in the 2011 Oscars follow the Bechdel test.  (The Bechdel test quickly analyzes how well women are represented in a film by 1. if there are at least 2 women, 2. if they have names and 3. if they have a conversation that doesn’t revolve around a male.) Needless to say, it’s been disappointing. 
ANYWAYS (way to make a short story long)….with all my complaining about all the movies this year that have NOT passed the Bechdel test (Alison Bechdel is awesome, by the way, her graphic novel “Fun Home” is really cool, we read it one of my classes)…this quote is just SOOO uplifting.  I love that Michelle gives Hillary credit where it is deserved and “thanks” when it is appreciated.  The part "I don’t think she realizes how what she has done has made what I am doing partially possible" is especially wonderful, in that Michelle acknowledges that she, herself, has done so much good for women and girls (and fine, I guess guys too) but that Hillary has inspired and helped her to do that.  I love hearing a conversation between two women that isn’t toxic and that isn’t about a man. I love hearing such a conversation in which one woman praises another for her accomplishments and thanks her for her help.  I’ve been around too much unneeded and unwanted anger and tension between women lately and this statement from Michelle just reminds me of what our conversations should be about.
And holding true to the temporary dedication of my tumblr to a Feminist Approach to Obama 2012 Campaign, I’m going to end this blog with a good ol’ OBAMA 2012!!! His(our) Secretary of State and his wife both rock.

So, yesterday, Michelle Obama (love her) spoke at the International Women of Courage Awards.  In her speech to introduce 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureates Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman, she also briefly shared parts of these courageous women’s stories.  I wanted to share my favorite part of her speech, something early on and quite simple but also so heart-warming in reflection.

"And I have to start by thanking Secretary Clinton not just for that very kind introduction, but she has been an outstanding — should I say that again? — an outstanding Secretary of State. And she has been an inspiration to women and girls around the world. She is a role model for me in so many ways.  I don’t think she realizes how what she has done has made what I am doing partially possible. So with all the respect and admiration that I can give to her, I will be wherever she needs me to be, whenever she needs me to be there."

-Michelle Obama

This quote, of Michelle to Hillary Clinton, is especially meaningful to me.  Lately, I’ve been following how well the movies represented in the 2011 Oscars follow the Bechdel test.  (The Bechdel test quickly analyzes how well women are represented in a film by 1. if there are at least 2 women, 2. if they have names and 3. if they have a conversation that doesn’t revolve around a male.) Needless to say, it’s been disappointing.

ANYWAYS (way to make a short story long)….with all my complaining about all the movies this year that have NOT passed the Bechdel test (Alison Bechdel is awesome, by the way, her graphic novel “Fun Home” is really cool, we read it one of my classes)…this quote is just SOOO uplifting.  I love that Michelle gives Hillary credit where it is deserved and “thanks” when it is appreciated.  The part "I don’t think she realizes how what she has done has made what I am doing partially possible" is especially wonderful, in that Michelle acknowledges that she, herself, has done so much good for women and girls (and fine, I guess guys too) but that Hillary has inspired and helped her to do that.  I love hearing a conversation between two women that isn’t toxic and that isn’t about a man. I love hearing such a conversation in which one woman praises another for her accomplishments and thanks her for her help.  I’ve been around too much unneeded and unwanted anger and tension between women lately and this statement from Michelle just reminds me of what our conversations should be about.

And holding true to the temporary dedication of my tumblr to a Feminist Approach to Obama 2012 Campaign, I’m going to end this blog with a good ol’ OBAMA 2012!!! His(our) Secretary of State and his wife both rock.

"I think it’s been the worst campaign I’ve ever seen in my life, I hate that people think compromise is a dirty word. It’s not a dirty word."

— Barbara Bush

(Source: blog.chron.com)

cognitivedissonance:

rabbleprochoice:

fuckricksantorum:

ubercream:

I’m not sure which level of irony this operates on.

I don’t even know what to say about this.. people are stupid.



Love,
Rabble


Uh, Women4Santorum? I’d like to let you in on a little secret:


You prefer to make your own decisions?!?! I’m ProChoice too!!! =) *high-five*

cognitivedissonance:

rabbleprochoice:

fuckricksantorum:

ubercream:

I’m not sure which level of irony this operates on.

I don’t even know what to say about this.. people are stupid.

Love,

Rabble

Uh, Women4Santorum? I’d like to let you in on a little secret:

You prefer to make your own decisions?!?! I’m ProChoice too!!! =) *high-five*

(via stfuconservatives)

So I’ve decided that my Tumblr will now be dedicated (mostly) to Women for Obama messages and ideas.  Obama 2012!! Considering buying the Women For Obama fun pack online…http://store.barackobama.com/packs/wfo-party-pack.html

So I’ve decided that my Tumblr will now be dedicated (mostly) to Women for Obama messages and ideas.  Obama 2012!! Considering buying the Women For Obama fun pack online…http://store.barackobama.com/packs/wfo-party-pack.html

cheatsheet:


“I want to say something important to my fellow pro-life Republicans. If we are to limit the tragic number of abortions in this country, we are going to have to recognize that contraception prevents abortion. Contraception works. It protects women’s health, saves money, and decreases the number of abortions. I will fully fund Title X, which funds contraception.”

Wouldn’t it be crazy if Romney actually said this? You know, instead of this.
(Eric Thayer / Getty Images)

THIS IS A GREAT ARTICLE ^Referencing the 1st “this” link, an article written by Paul Begala for Newsweek.  I am no supporter of Romney, (hence my last post), but I do think he could be such a better canidate if he ran for the people and not for himself.

cheatsheet:

“I want to say something important to my fellow pro-life Republicans. If we are to limit the tragic number of abortions in this country, we are going to have to recognize that contraception prevents abortion. Contraception works. It protects women’s health, saves money, and decreases the number of abortions. I will fully fund Title X, which funds contraception.”

Wouldn’t it be crazy if Romney actually said this? You know, instead of this.

(Eric Thayer / Getty Images)

THIS IS A GREAT ARTICLE ^Referencing the 1st “this” link, an article written by Paul Begala for Newsweek.  I am no supporter of Romney, (hence my last post), but I do think he could be such a better canidate if he ran for the people and not for himself.

barackobama:

This has been making the rounds (h/t @rnerd). What’s your reason?

Obama 2012. I’m in.

barackobama:

This has been making the rounds (h/t @rnerd). What’s your reason?

Obama 2012. I’m in.