Some people need retail therapy. Apparently, I need political rally / fundraiser therapy.
Predictably, Texas’ most vulnerable residents are suffering the most. In partnership with the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Anderson’s group recently published a report on the health care crisis in the Rio Grande Valley. The report collected stories from low-income and immigrant women who have essentially been locked out of the state’s struggling family planning system — women who have been waiting for years to afford mammograms after finding lumps in their breasts, or have been forced to stop using their birth control because they can’t spare the extra money for it.
But the women of the Rio Grande aren’t anyone’s victims. They’re standing up, and they’re fighting to take their community back.
This gives me hope.
Monica Lewinsky, in a Vanity Fair piece on her life outside of the public eye. This whole piece is really well-written and made me realize two things: (1) Monica Lewinsky is only a year older than I am, and she was a 21-year-old BABY when she had the affair with Bill Clinton. I’ve seen President Clinton speak once or twice, and I am here to tell you that the man is extremely charismatic and personable; I can easily imagine that it would have been difficult to resist his attentions. (2) Monica Lewinsky is smart, and she seems like someone I’d really like. (via bethanyactually)
I have a friend that staffed Bill for an entire month during Hillary’s ‘08 primary campaign. He echoes this sentiment in much more detail, by saying you would just know when Bill would walk into a room. The whole dynamic of it would just change dramatically. Men with that much charisma do what they can to take advantage of that charisma when it suits their appetites.
I love Bill for the President he was, but just like JFK I’ll always be honest that I would never have wanted to marry the man.
Hillary and Jackie have a strength that is unparalleled and full hearts.
But the fact that we still call this the Lewinsky scandal instead of the Clinton Impeachment Scandal is incrediby telling about our culture.