"If you have a vagina, and you vote Republican, you’re a moron."
— Rachel Maddow (via thoughtfultality)
"No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your ‘religious freedom.’ If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs."
President Barack Obama
"I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married."
The full quote. (via nprfreshair)
There are many things that one thinks they won’t see in their lifetime. Watching the president of the United States of America affirm the love of my mom and her partner of nearly 30 years was one of them. No more. Thank you, Mr. President. You have joined the right side on this issue and we welcome you.
(Source: NPR, via keepyourbsoutofmyuterus)
"Ever since puberty, ever since I was 11 or 12, I’ve had cyclical depression. That’s something that has been a defining feature of my life as an adult. It’s manageable. But it’s real. And it doesn’t take away from my joy or my work or my energy, but coping with depression is something that is part of the everyday way that I live and have lived for as long as I can remember. … Depression for me, you can’t distract your way out of it. … When you are depressed, it’s like the rest of the world is the mother ship, and you’re out there on a little pod and your line gets cut and you don’t connect with anything. You sort of disappear. And so it’s not something you can talk-therapy out of. It’s really a chemical thing. You get adrenaline from work, but adrenaline is not a cure."
— Rachel Maddow: The Fresh Air Interview : NPR (via fuckyeahrachelmaddow)
"You may think this a Rick Santorum problem, but you wish, at this point. This is an ‘every red state in the country’ problem. Even if Rick Santorum did not exist, God forbid, you would still have to try to explain Bob McDonnell, and Kansas forcing doctors to lie to women about breast cancer, and Arizona trying to force you to tell your boss why you’re on the pill, and Pennsylvania and their forced vaginal probe bill. This is not a Rick Santorum problem. This is a Republican problem. This might be the Republican problem of 2012."
Rachel Maddow [x]
State politics matter.
"No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your “religious freedom.” If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs."
— President Barack Obama (via ithedivine)