“…she stopped paying close attention to his words and when at red lights, examined the rain drops spattering on the windshield so intently that she almost stared right through them. Each drop seemed stuck on the glass, until another drop landed on it and they rolled down the window together, ending in a climactic splash.”
Sara: College class of 2012 (English major, Gender and Sexuality Studies minor), working at a nonprofit that gets young women ready for and interested in running for office/maybe soon applying to grad school, writer, clarinetist.
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I just remembered how hilarious it was to watch this shit on national television.
That gif set of her on Jon Stewart got like 60K+ notes, watch this get like ten…
The lack of media attention on this statement confirms that the West likes to tailor Malala’s message to suit its own vendetta. Will anyone be hearing this? No, because feminism! education! down with the Taliban! Smh.
In case there was any doubt at all that this girl is braver than 99.9% of US Democrats.
I’m really impressed that I recovered enough to say “Thank you, sir” while urine was running down my leg.
This is the last thing I’ll reblog on the topic. Is a lie.
OH. MY. GOD.
I wish I hadn’t been commuting during this, I’m so bummed I missed it!
President Barack Obama high-fiving children who sent him letters urging action to stop gun violence in America.
“My favorite story out of this is Malia, when she was 4, she had a little dance thing. Well, Michelle was gone that weekend so I’m taking her to ballet. And I get her in her little leotard and her little stuff. I did her hair, put it in a little bun.
We get to the dance studio and one of the mothers there right away comes up to Malia – she thinks she’s out of earshot of me and she says, ‘Sweetie, do you want me to redo your hair?’ And Malia who she’s 4 says, ‘Yes please, this is a disaster’ you know, she didn’t want to hurt daddy’s feelings.”
Listening to the President’s address about the elementary school shooting in Connecticut.
His eyes are red and he had to pause a few times to compose himself, and I just…
Props to Michelle.
Did this Kristen person miss this, or something? Because I think it’s the kind of stuff she might take issue with, just a hunch:
President Barack Obama openly weeping as he talks to his campaign volunteers [x]
He’s like the most adorably proud dad, oh my god.
Obama mentions his wife in his victory speech: “…The woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago”
Romney mentions his wife in his concession speech: “… The woman I chose to marry”
It’s amazing how someone’s views on equality can come out in one simple sentence
What’s interesting to me about this is that while I have no doubt that Ann Romney decided to marry Mitt (although heaven knows why), from her husband’s point of view, from the way he talks about it, her agency just isn’t relevant. It’s all about him, and the fact that she must have been part of the decision to get married, he just leaves out completely.
It’s also just less of a compliment: Barack Obama is pointing out how lucky he feels that someone as wonderful as Michelle would want to marry him, whereas Romney is basically both somewhat complimenting Ann but also patting himself on the back for being so smart about who he wanted to marry.
YES YES YES!
Knocking on wood so much right now, but:
Reblogging to add: