A third of Texas women just lost the right to vote.
Women can turn Texas blue for the first time in decades â but not if the GOP strips them of voting rights first.
So basically this affects people who are in the midst of a name change - usually women who get married and take their partners name.
Damn it I am so sick of these under handed efforts to disenfranchise groups that don’t agree with them. Can someone please create an organization that can help folks who have difficulty navigating/accessing the I.D. system (either b/c their poor; or the system does not support easy access) so I can volunteer and help folks get their paperwork in order.
Disenfranchisement by changing the rules is BS… Someone needs to make a rule about jerking folks around.
1:54 pm • 13 December 2013 • 2 notes
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11:49 am • 6 November 2013 • 1 note
I sat enjoying the conversation with a very pretty boy staring at a bonfire under Maine stars. As the flames died down I said my adieus and left to get my barn dance on.
I would have happily left it there if another friend had not dared me to “make [the pretty boy’s] evening”.
I contemplated saying no. I don’t need to accept every dare or kiss every pretty boy, still.
I found the boy talking with another friend. Without excusing myself, I stepped between them and pulled his mouth down to mine. After several moments he pulled back.
“You can’t just kiss someone like that… in the middle of the room.”
I gave him my best smile and politely disagreed
for an hour.
7:22 pm • 31 October 2013 • 1 note
An elegant slam poem and perspective on gender.
This is not my perspective, nor one I was taught, but I don’t think it is wholly uncommon.
9:58 am • 18 October 2013