Quick hit: 90 Days, 90 Reasons

You know it’s getting really mcreally real out there in this election season when writers I know and love get to organizing websites and breaking down policy points on why Obama is good for women (and all of us).

Here’s George Saunders:

Think about that for a second: Obama is saying that a gay woman who gets abused, raped, or assaulted is as worthy of help as a straight woman; that a woman of American Indian descent who gets abused, raped, or assaulted is as worthy of help as a white woman; that a woman who happens to be a student and is abused is as worthy of help as a woman who is not a student; that a woman who is not a U.S. citizen but is here trying to better her life, enduring all of the hardships and fear and power imbalance and homesickness associated with that choice, and then gets abused, raped, or assaulted, is as worthy of help as a woman who happens to have been born here.

Pretty radical stuff: all women who are abused, raped, or assaulted deserve our support, regardless of race, age, or immigration status.

I know, right. I like this guy, he speaks the truth. But seriously, check this site out, 90 Days, 90 Reasons. It’s good to be reminded.

SYREETA MCFADDEN is a Brooklyn based writer, photographer and adjunct professor of English. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, Religion Dispatches and Storyscape Journal. She is the managing editor of the online literary magazine, Union Station, and a co-curator of Poets in Unexpected Places. You can follow her on Twitter @reetamac.

Syreeta McFadden is a contributing opinion writer for The Guardian US and an editor of Union Station Magazine.

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