What We Missed

I was going to do a Friday Feminist Fuck You to the 38 New York Senators that struck down the marriage equality bill this week, but after seeing NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s emotional remarks above, I had to highlight it instead. (Transcript after jump.)
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Georgia has elected the country’s first black lesbian state legislator.
The Senate’s debate and vote on the abortion coverage ban amendment that Ben Nelson is whipping up has been delayed until Monday at the earliest because he hasn’t finished writing it yet.
The Chicago Tribune’s advice columnist gave some serious victim blaming “advice” to a sexual assault victim seeking help.

“At the end of the day, people do the wrong thing. And at the end of the day, there are a lot of – there may in fact be a lot of very abstract, fair, political outside factors that made this vote very difficult for people. But I don’t care. You know, my father is 83 years old. Kim’s father is 83 years old. Our mothers died when we were girls coincidentally – I was 16, she was 17 – so how could a coup of people who have never met me don’t think it’s fair to raise the likelihood that her father and my father can see us dance at our weddings, well I don’t really care about a coup. I don’t care that people ganged up on Dede Scozzafava who is a courageous woman. What I care about is that my life isn’t any better today.” – Christine Quinn

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