Posts tagged politics
Posts tagged politics
Some of this is taken from other posts. Ladies makin’ history collage.
Mary Gonzalez is the Representative-elect for Texas and will be the first openly pansexual official in the United States. She acknowledged the existence of non-binary identities when she came out.
Mazie Hirono is the Senator Elect from Hawaii and will be the first Asian-American woman in the Senate.
Tammy Duckworth is the Representative-elect for Illinois. She lost both her legs in the Iraq War and will be the first disabled female veteran elected to the House.
Tammy Baldwin is the Senator Elect from Winsconsin and the first openly gay person ever elected to the Senate.
(There was some misinformation over her stance on transgender issues (admittedly, the whole incident was a bit fuzzy at the end) but to clear things up, she has publically spoken out against transgender discrimination and advocated for their rights as recently as last year.)
Wow I am actually tearing up about another country’s politics.
I’m blaming this one on hormones. Goodnight, everyone, and thank goodness.
IS THERE SO MUCH HOPE YOU’RE TEARBENDING
I’ve reached a point in my life where I’m no longer capable of viewing things as “just politics”. I know many people do, and that’s cool. But personally, I can’t manage to segment and compartmentalize politics from everything else.
Not in this climate, where so many fundamental human rights are actively and aggressively under attack. Different people have different priorities, and I respect that—but if you frequently post support of candidates and policies that refuse to acknowledge me as an equal human being, I can’t merrily hold hands with you and go skipping off into the sunset.
Because, on a basic level, I don’t understand how you can be okay with that. Because, really, this isn’t “just politics”. It’s my life as a woman and a queer person.
That’s not to say I don’t follow (and even consider myself friends with) folks with a variety of differing political views. I absolutely do. But there reaches a point with certain personal hot-button issues—women’s rights and LGBTQ rights, in particular—where I can’t “agree to disagree”.
Also, if you’re the type of person who can keep politics out of things and can compartmentalize things, fine, but THAT DOES NOT MAKE YOU A BETTER OR SUPERIOR PERSON THAN SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T.
You’re not a magically more tolerant person. And politics is a serious thing and is very serious to a lot of people, especially with certain issues, so if they unfollow you or can’t be your friend anymore because of it, then that needs to be respected. POLITICAL DIFFERENCES ARE NOT EQUAL TO DIFFERENCES IN SHIPPING.
Definitely a must-read!
thisisnodream submitted: “I accidentally came across an Oregon-based conservative radio personality’s Facebook page, and even though I knew it was a mistake, I started reading some of the comments made by his listeners. I just had to share this one because it’s so ridiculously fucked up.”
I’m sorry, OBAMA baited women by legislating birth control? Um no. Just all of this is wrong in every way. -Jess
Yes, because women and people of colour are being tricked into liking Obama. It’s not like we can think for ourselves or anything ridiculous like that. It’s not like Obama is BY FAR the better candidate in EVERY POSSIBLE WAY. He’s not “baiting” anybody. People vote for those who represent them well. And Obama is representing POC and women better than any Republican ever will, judging by the current playing field.
this is how i will feel when someone inevitably kicks rick santorum in the balls
I NEED TO WATCH THIS MOVIE AGAIN.