Feminist Friday: American election edition!

Let’s see how the ladiezz did in the US election, shall we? (hint: awesome!) And with a woman friendly President still in office (Obama 2012, hollaaaa), I’m legitimately feeling hopeful about the future of my country. And honestly, just thankful that a very, very stressful election season is over.

This election saw the first disabled woman, the first openly lesbian woman, and the first Asian woman elected to the Senate. Hot damn! That’s progress. Now we’ve still only got 19 women out of the 100 Senators in there…coughcough….but progress is progress. And with several states legalizing gay marriage, this was one hell of an election year. Onward and upward ya’ll.

The most women we’ve ever had in the US senate have been elected: http://blisstree.com/live/ladies-night-election-ushers-in-record-number-of-female-senators-197/#ixzz2BYHMzh8Y  andhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/07/women-senate-2012-election_n_2086093.html

Suck it, Team Rape. http://jezebel.com/5958480/team-rape-lost-big-last-night http://feministing.com/2012/11/07/yay-obama-won-big-last-night-so-howd-all-those-gop-rape-apologist-candidates-do/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

 

In New Hampshire, women are running the joint. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/07/new-hampshire-female-governor-maggie-hassan-emilys-list

Misogyny takes a beating, and we breathe a collective sigh of relief. http://www.thenation.com/blog/171089/misogyny-went-down-defeat-last-night

And finally, what American women had to say to Republicans:

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