The other question everybody asks is, why doesn’t she just leave? Why didn’t I walk out? I could have left any time. To me, this is the saddest and most painful question that people ask, because we victims know something you usually don’t: It’s incredibly dangerous to leave an abuser. Because the final step in the domestic violence pattern is kill her. Over 70 percent of domestic violence murders happen after the victim has ended the relationship, after she’s gotten out, because then the abuser has nothing left to lose. Other outcomes include long-term stalking, even after the abuser remarries; denial of financial resources; and manipulation of the family court system to terrify the victim and her children, who are regularly forced by family court judges to spend unsupervised time with the man who beat their mother. And still we ask, why doesn’t she just leave?
Romney:Here's a handful of lies, women can work? and Barack Obama has done everything wrong. And I have plans, they're great plans these plans. My plans have plans and those plans are also plans....plans.
well my dad came upstairs to get the laptop from me and i pretty much burst into tears and begged him not to vote romney and i outed myself to him for the second time and told him he might never see me married or have kids and pretty much just broke down. i think i shocked him a little bit but he looked hesitant and said he’ll think about it.
When asked about the pay discrepancy between men and women in the workforce, Mitt Romney chose not to answer the question, and instead discussed how, “If you’re going to have women in the workforce,” businesses need to adjust to making schedule accommodations because women will…
I think the next debate we should just have each candidate sit in a chair and after every sentence they will be asked to stop while someone fact-checks this sentence, then a screen behind them will either flash green for accurate or red for inaccurate and if it flashes red they will be instructed to revise their statement
I would be prepared to watch a ninety minute debate for six hours if that was the case
I’d just be happy for a debate where the moderator has on/off switches to the candidates’ mikes.
Imagine person A of your OTP whispering sweet nothings into person B’s ear, while they punch person B in the sternum.
My first thought when I read this was of Ziva and Tony from NCIS, even though I don’t really ship them. It’s probably because of the gif set where Cote de Pablo answers a question with Ziva would kiss Tony and then put a knife in his heart or something like that.
I don’t think Obama is perfect and I don’t blindly trust him
but Romney is contradictory, homophobic, sexist, against Planned Parenthood, anti-abortion, focused on the upper class, entirely confused as to what the middle class even IS, environmentally unconcerned, and an asshole
“I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical need is violence. Contempt for poverty is violence.”— Coretta Scott King (via samirathejerk)
Obama is not perfect. Obama is a politician. He will skew phrases and wording to benefit his party. As will all politicians.
The fact remains that Romney has explicitly stated that he has “hired a binder of women” while giving them “flexible schedules” to get them home to make dinner for their husbands on time and has somehow managed to make a debate topic about firearms into his own personal stance on whether or not two-parent households are more beneficial to the child.
a magnificent library with spiral staircases and grandiose windows that gently filter warm sunlight onto the seemingly endless shelves filled with thousands of colourful binders overflowing with flat, laminated women
“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.”—