Oh my God, you guys. I didn’t realize just how BIG us pro-choice feminists won last night’s election until compiling this list. It’s not just that we have more four years of President Obama — we also have our first openly gay person to serve in the Senate, the first Asian-American women in both the House and Senate, the first Hindu to serve in Congress, and several other “firsts” too numerous to list.
I could honestly not be prouder to be a progressive American than I am today. And yes, I’m including 2008 in that statement! After the jump, thanks to EMILY’S List, here is a list of all the pro-choice female politicians who won last night.
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“I had a 13-year-old girl come up to me in Colorado — this is a dead true story — and say, ‘Well, you’re a wealthy white male … why are you here?’ And I was like, first of all, that’s the greatest question I’ve been asked on this entire tour. But secondly, she had conflated somehow in her head that only people vote for their own kind. And I made sure to tell her that that’s absolutely not the case. I vote for what I think is best for all of us. Not simply for me. And that’s unfortunately the message that the other side wants to get across, is you just take care of yourself and you build a fence around yourself and no one else gets help. That’s not how I was raised, that’s not the America I wanna live in and that’s not the America that I believe in.”
– This is Jon Hamm (and girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt in the background) campaigning for Obama 2012 out in Colorado … and giving me another reason to want to bone him. [BuzzFeed] [Photo: Frankenteen.Tumblr.com]
If you’re like, oh, the whole Frisky staff, you woke up this morning consumed with anxiety — nay, dread — over the potential turnout of tonight’s election. You know what you need? A good puppy video.
Well, it’s not good for the puppy. He can’t get that damn doorstop. Poor thing. [Glamour]