Let’s see how the ladiezz did in the US election, shall we? (hint: awesome!) And with a woman friendly President still in office (Obama 2012, hollaaaa), I’m legitimately feeling hopeful about the future of my country. And honestly, just thankful that a very, very stressful election season is over.
This election saw the first disabled woman, the first openly lesbian woman, and the first Asian woman elected to the Senate. Hot damn! That’s progress. Now we’ve still only got 19 women out of the 100 Senators in there…coughcough….but progress is progress. And with several states legalizing gay marriage, this was one hell of an election year. Onward and upward ya’ll.
The most women we’ve ever had in the US senate have been elected: http://blisstree.com/live/ladies-night-election-ushers-in-record-number-of-female-senators-197/#ixzz2BYHMzh8Y andhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/07/women-senate-2012-election_n_2086093.html
Suck it, Team Rape. http://jezebel.com/5958480/team-rape-lost-big-last-night http://feministing.com/2012/11/07/yay-obama-won-big-last-night-so-howd-all-those-gop-rape-apologist-candidates-do/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
In New Hampshire, women are running the joint. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/07/new-hampshire-female-governor-maggie-hassan-emilys-list
Misogyny takes a beating, and we breathe a collective sigh of relief. http://www.thenation.com/blog/171089/misogyny-went-down-defeat-last-night
And finally, what American women had to say to Republicans: