the west wing meme: ∞ nine scenes [1/9]
- The Molly Morello Memo
I cry every time I watch this scene.
Sen. Jim DeMint, who is resigning in January. (via motherjones)
Not fast enough. The question is: who’s going to replace him?
Your daily dose of subversively sexist sex negativity from Pinterest. As if the constant Bible verses weren’t enough.
Just so we’re clear, there’s nothing actually wrong with anything on this list and you can be a totally whole human and do any combination of them. Ugh.
A friend of mine was raped while serving in Iraq. She reported it, there was a sham of an investigation, nothing happened to the guy, and she was ostracized within her unit (“At least I was able to hang on for an honorable discharge,” she says now, truly happy about this in a way that only a true soldier could be).
I talked to her last week, in part because she idolized David Petraeus and I wanted to know how she was feeling about the whole thing. She was pissed that a hero of hers would do something with even a remote possibility of creating a security breach (again, a soldier to the end, and a real stickler for rules in the best way). But the more she talked, the more it sounded like what she was actually upset about was that Petraeus’ consensual sex was getting so much attention while the military’s sexual assault epidemic (ONE IN FIVE women in the military have been assaulted!) is ignored completely. “Paula Broadwell seems to mean a whole lot more to them than I ever did,” she said.
It was hard to disagree.