I didn’t get home from work in time to watch the live speech, so here are some links for anyone who missed it, too.
Full video, enhanced by the Uptake with charts, graphs, and facts throughout:
The full transcript of the speech:
A conservative Christian blog who is pro-Romney/Ryan reblogged my post Why I will never vote for Mitt Romney so that her followers could “educate” liberals as to why we’re wrong.
Please, I beg of you, Conservatives. Educate me. (No, seriously, I like having discussions about this stuff.)
For those of you who are critical of President Obama (perhaps with good reason), I want all of us to ponder the importance of some things that Gov. Romney has said during this campaign. I want to stress the importance of why the comments like “binders full of women” and “47%” matter in a presidential race.
Do you want the most powerful political office in the world held by a man who is misogynistic and classist (not to mention a bully, an animal abuser, the list could go on…). Gov. Romney only understands and cares about the interests of people who share his beliefs and are similar to him. He doesn’t understand the struggles of the lower classes, women, and minorities. How is he going to enact laws that are in the best interests of the average American when he doesn’t view them in the same way he does rich white men like himself? He wants to take away the basic rights concerning civil liberties and health choices for more than half of our nation (hint: women’s rights) based on religious views. The US government is supposed to enact laws and protect people outside of its people’s religious views.
A man who doesn’t care about “47%” of America, who believes a woman’s primary place is in the home, and everything else comes second, does not have the capacity to empathize and sympathize with the average American. As a lower-middle class woman, he does not have my interests at heart, and he never will. He cares about keeping the rich people rich, controlling the rest of the world through brute, imperialistic force, and creating an America that represents religious values only.
Those of you with daughters, don’t you want them growing up knowing that their ideas, beliefs, aspirations, and work are as important as those of your sons? Those of you who have wives, mothers, and sisters, shouldn’t they know that their voices matter and that their career goals and dreams are important to the growth and prosperity of this nation?
Gov. Romney only cares about 53% of this nation. How can a man truly care about the interests and well being of every American if he displays concern only for those like him? Women comprise more than half this nation’s population, and the 47% that Mitt can’t convince to vote for him have voices too, and they all matter. A vote for Mitt Romney is emphasizing the belief that America is not made up of a diverse set of individuals all working towards a common goal, but a place where greed, sexism, racism, and bullying are championed, and prosperity is reserved only for select few Americans. That’s not what our country was built upon. Just a few thoughts.
After arguing with my sister about posting political opinions on Facebook, she proceeded to create this picture of herself.
Male privilege is having an all cis male panel discussing and regulating issues pertaining to people with different reproductive organs from them.
Male privilege is not having your body and your bodily autonomy be considered a political battlefield, as something to control via legislature.
Why are women suddenly second-class citizens that can’t make their own health choices?