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Hillary seems to think that being a woman automatically makes her an outsider in government.

Yes, Hillary Clinton, former first lady, US Senator from New York, and Secretary of State, an “outsider.”

Never mind the fact that now women pull the strings in many high level government positions. (e.g. Janet Yellen, Elizabeth Warren)

So I’ve finally gotten just a little time to play Dragon Age Origins and so far I’ve named my dog Shepper, and picked up everyone except Shale and Ogrhen.

Aaaaaand I was like. Okay. Romance options are somewhat limited, but I was p sure I was gonna go with the sassy elf. I mean, he falls right into my fav character type.

But then there’s also Leliana and she’s sung stuff for me and well, gosh dang. Alistair is a big ol’ goober what the hell I was not expecting this at all. ‘Don’t tell anyone how easily I was fooled’ 'royal bastard, I totally should use that one sometime’ omfg he’s precious. I wanna protect all of them.

…and I love Wynne but I defs know I can’t take her with me often if I wanna take Zev everywhere. But I also wanna take Leliana with me too. But I’m also a rogue. Which means I can’t keep three rogues and a gosh dang warrior. I need to balance it out. //lays down

Another story, then, to close us out.

“Secretary Clinton, first ladies, as you well know, have used their position to work on important causes like literacy and drug abuse,” the moderator says. “But they also supervise the menus, the flowers, the holiday ornaments and White House decor. I know you think you know where I’m going here.”

I watch Hillary Clinton’s face. She smiles. You always smile at the job interview. She smiles like a motherfucker, that woman.

She smiles while she assures the moderator that she won’t make her husband do stupid lady things like - ick! - decorating. She smiles while assuring the world she won’t forsake her duty as a woman, that she will still “pick the flowers and the china for state dinners and stuff like that.” She smiles while answering the question of whether female Presidents are fundamentally unnatural, whether she is fundamentally unnatural, whether electing her will emasculate not only Bill Clinton but the nation itself. And she has been the second-most popular Secretary of State in history, and she has been the member of the Obama administration with the highest approval rating, and she has been one of the most liberal Senators in Congress, and she has been an early pioneer whose work laid the ground for both CHIP and eventually Obamacare, and she has been one of the single most visible advocates for feminism globally and in the United States since the mid-90s, and she has done the work, the basic work level of the work, the coming-in-when-you’re-sick-don’t-be-late-don’t-take-a-vacation work, and she still has to answer this fucking question – the one that’s not about her, but about her gender; the one that’s not about policy, but whether she could govern in a way men can accept – but smiling is just what you do, if you’re a woman, and a feminist, and you have to field questions like these. You don’t challenge the premises. You don’t tell them to fuck off. You let them test you to see if you’re an angry feminist, and you pass the test by letting them insult you to your face and not getting angry. Because after everything you’ve done, everything you’ve fought for, that’s still what most men want to know. They want to know they can insult you and get away with it. They won’t work with you if they can’t.

Hillary Clinton lets them insult her with a smile on her face, because she wants the job. Because there is no way to just flip a table, throw the coffee, walk out of this bitch in protest, and get the job she wants. There never is. Not for her, not for me, not for any of us. She smiles.

— 

Progressive, by Sady Doyle

Go read the rest of this. And then read it again. 

It looks like I’ll be stuck grinding up a shitton of Saber coins during this event. Even if I only have three lady Sabers.

I’m going to try to get as many of the event CEs as I can, but I’m obviously going to have to prioritize here since there’s just no way in hell I’ll be able to get all the non-knight class CEs at the current rate.

But basically for the next week I will be living the Gimme Saber Coins life. At 150 a pop I will need a LOT of Saber coins.

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How Do You Not Know This Woman? Not just "Benjamin Harrison's wife," she was accomplished and elegant. She was a deft leader among women at a time when the idea of women's rights was just beginning...

A very fine article on Caroline Harrison detailing her accomplishments, public and private.

From the article:

In her first days as First Lady, Caroline was horrified at the crude condition of the White House. She went immediately to work, cleaning out all the rooms, including the kitchen, which she eventually had modernized. She oversaw installation of electricity throughout the building, and drew up plans to enlarge the structure by adding an east and west wing. The idea was tabled for years due to funding issues. It was Caroline Harrison who brought the art of china painting to Washington D.C., once again, importing [Paul] Putzki to teach classes. The First Lady served as a curator, of sorts, organizing the past administrations’ china collections.

In 1890, the newly formed Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) national civic organization, asked Caroline to become their first President General, which she accepted. Instead of it being an honorary position as she had thought, it became a full-time job–and it suited her well. Her tact, energy and humor, propelled the fledgling civic organization forward. Indiana’s first DAR chapter, located in Indianapolis, is named in her honor.

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Lady Saw Embarks on First US Gospel Concert

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Lady Saw, aka Marion Hall, has kicked off her gospel music career with a bang and has already has a tour lineup for the U.S.

The former dancehall queen, got baptized in December and has been busy transforming her life over the last couple of weeks.

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So now I’m working on a Bleak House MCU AU…because I clearly needed more epic-length plot bunnies.

I predict that none of this will see the light of day for a year or better.

okay so The Worry ended when i fell asleep but then it came back around noon and now it’s morphed into the always fun Desperation and Abject Fear :+)

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"Send me a ‘💗’ for my muse’s reaction to yours winning in strip poker." on lola accidentally fell in your ask box.

“You don’t… You cheated. You must have.” There was no other possible explanation for why Roxy had just lost a very crucial hand in strip poker. Crucial for her, anyway. Her hand lingered on the front clasp of her bra, nervous about what she was supposed to do, following her recent loss. Why, she wasn’t sure. It wasn’t exactly as though Laura hadn’t seen her naked before… in a variety of situations… Part of it was that she had lost. And Roxy was not a fan of losing. However, she thought she might have just a bit of fun if she could. “So… what happens if this—” she gestured vaguely to the lacy, black bra she wore, fingers sliding over the straps, “—doesn’t come off?”

Here are five reasons you should vote for Bernie Sanders

After the recent results in Iowa and New Hampshire, many people are starting to pay more attention to the Presidential race, especially on the Democratic side.  Many observers are wondering: How did Bernie Sanders, a relatively unknown Senator from Vermont, almost defeat Hillary Clinton, a former First Lady, US Senator, and Secretary of State with super-high name recognition, in Iowa?  How did he defeat her by over twenty points in New Hampshire?

While some Bernie Sanders supporters are bewildered as to why Hillary Clinton gets such high support from older voters, especially older women, I know why: She’s a known quantity. Older voters have grown up with her; they know her from her perceived leadership and her résumé.  Even I admit that she’s incredibly intelligent and dedicated to whatever she puts her mind to, and her supporters know it, too.  On paper, that résumé is so good, and Bernie Sanders has had such little media coverage prior to Iowa, that it makes sense for voters unaware of Sanders to want to just pick Mrs. Clinton, without looking at Sanders.  Some people have already gone with Sanders in their heart, but their head can’t pull themselves to support him.

If you support Hillary Clinton, or are undecided, here are five reasons why you should support Bernie Sanders, with both your heart and your head:

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