Secretary of State Clinton showed up to answer tough and sometimes ridiculous questions regarding the deadly September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. In the process, she offered a tutorial for today’s young women.
1) When a man asks you a question and then refuses to look at you as you answer, just keep going. Don’t let his rudeness silence you.
2) When he interrupts you, return the favor.
3) When he says things you know are not true, correct him. Repeatedly.
4) When he attempts to bully you, mow him down with facts.
5) And whenever possible, smile. Nothing rattles an angry man like a woman who looks happy to annoy him.
Uh guys, her amendment was actually FOR including transgender rights in ENDA. She supported Barney Frank, who originally proposed the inclusive element. Check out this video of her proposal; she says it explicitly. However, she had to withdraw it. Admittedly the reasons for this were unclear to me. In the Transadvocate article, the writer stated that ENDA could lose protection for transgender individuals. Barney Frank brought the amendment up again (see below) and transgender individuals are protected under the bill.
So no, she’s not a transphobic lesbian throwing transgender people under the bus. She actually wants transgender rights included in the bill. Here is the opposition, which argues that the ENDA in total is against religious freedom.
Also note that these videos and the article are from 2007. I did a quick look-up of the current status of ENDA. From Wikipedia:
In 2009, following Democratic gains in the 2008 elections, and after the divisiveness of the 2007 debate, Rep. Barney Frank introduced a transgender-inclusive version of ENDA. He introduced it again in 2011, and Sen. Jeff Merkley introduced it in the Senate. President Barack Obama supports the bill’s passage.
This took all of five minutes to fact-check. Don’t spread misinformation!
Oh, good. Progress after all.
still won’t be surprised if Romney’s concession speech turns into vengeful and ominous laughter before he turns into a swarm of wasps and flies away
it’s okay Mitt Romney
you’ll still have all those edits of your logo made into butts that Tumblr spammed you with to remember this election by
- Maine and Maryland have voted for marriage equality
- Minnesota DID NOT vote for banning marriage equality
- Washington has it on the ballot as well, but it hasn’t come in yet
- The first openly gay senator was elected (Tammy Baldwin, in Wisconsin)
- The first disabled woman veteran was elected (Tammy Duckworth, in Illinois)
- Sens. Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin and Richard “Rape is a gift from God” Mourdock were ousted.
These are the important things. Also, Colorado went from medical marijuana (blech) to recreational marijuana (yay).
Tammy Baldwin wanted trans protections removed from ENDA:
She may be openly gay, but she’s transphobic as hell.
Here’s another source on this bullshit she pulled:
Yes, let’s celebrate the transphobic lesbian. Please. I’ll be so happy for you.
damn it now I’m sad
welp there goes any and all excitement
sigh. shoulda looked into this further before reblogging
TAMMY BALDWIN, the Senator-Elect from Wisconsin, will become the first openly gay person ever elected to Senate. MAZIE HIRONO, the Senator-Elect from Hawaii, will become the first Asian-American woman in Senate. TAMMY DUCKWORTH, the Representative-Elect for Illinois, will become the first disabled female veteran elected to the House of Reps. (she lost both her legs in the Iraq War).
Tonight is one for the history books.
LADIES ARE KILLIN’ IT LIKE I SAID
LGBTQ LADIES, POC LADIES, DISABLED LADIES
AWESOME LADIES IN COMMAND MAKIN HISTORY