concrete 5

The “Pray for Betty White” movement is cute and all, but I think the person who really needs our prayers right now is Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a liberal member of the United States Supreme Court. Being a Jewish woman and a big advocate for women’s rights, her presence on the Supreme Court has really helped American law move towards equality. For example, Ginsburg is the first Supreme Court justice to officiate a same sex-wedding, is a big advocate for equal voting rights, and as a feminist, her voice and vote in the Supreme Court has helped protect women’s reproductive rights for years

The problem is, Ginsburg is 83 years old (the oldest member) and a cancer survivor. If she passes away, Trump will be in charge of replacing her presence on the United States Supreme Court, and you can be sure that he’ll replace her with somebody who is against everything she stands for.

At the moment, the Supreme Court consists of 4 liberal members, 3 conservative members, and Justice Kennedy, who is a conservative swing (a conservative member that occasionally sides with the liberals). The confirmation of Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch would give conservatives a potential edge of 5 to 4, which means conservatives could control what cases enter the Supreme Court for a vote, as well as the results. It only takes a simple majority of 5 votes to overturn a case. Nevertheless, we have fared well in a 4 liberal, 4 conservative, and 1 conservative swing court before. It’s not good, but not the end of the world. 

HOWEVER

Ginsburg’s passing would give the conservatives a concrete 5 votes, and a potential 6 votes, which would give conservatives the ability to overturn any major court case, including Roe v. Wade (abortion rights) and Obergefell v. Hodges (gay marriage).

On top of that, Supreme Court justices serve life terms, so you can bet Trump will elect a YOUNG conservative, meaning conservatives have the potential to completely control the Supreme Court for GENERATIONS to come. 

So pray for Ruth Bader Ginsburg y’all.

mini-rant:

im sick and tired of seeing these posts bitching about how unrealistic and “misogynistic” it was that claire dearing wore heels and ran in heels during jurassic world

YO SHUT THE FUCK UP AND LEMME LAY DOWN SOME SHIT FOR YOU

here’s a picture both from the movie and a movie poster of the shoes that claire wears in the film:

after consulting with some people, these heels seem to be around 2-3 inches. now when i saw the movie i was beyond thrilled that she wore her heels the entire time. i thought it kicked ass because damn that takes some real strength and balance. however after seeing people bitching about how unrealistic that was, i got pissed off. and here’s why:

i’m a woman who fucking loves high heels. in fact, i wear them almost every day. without my heels, i stand at 5'2". when i put on my everyday heels, i stand at 5′7″, adding 5 inches to my height. now i dunno how long claire has been wearing heels (we don’t get enough insight to her character to know, nor is it really important) but i’ve been wearing heels for about 5 years now (my heels have always ranged from 4 to 5 inches tall). i have walked and yes, i have even ran on gravel, mulch, dirt, and concrete in my 4-5 inch heels. i dont fall and i dont lose balance, in fact, i run better in my heels than i do in my flats or sneakers! so why is it so unrealistic that claire, a woman who has probably worn heels longer than i, ran in heels 2 inches shorter???? ive also seen people say that they would’ve fallen off or get stuck in the mud when they were in the mud/jungle area. whelp, here’s another fun fact for ya folks: when wearing a heel that PROPERLY fits your foot, it’s really difficult for them to pulled off/stuck in mud (and this is coming from a girl who had to walk across a muddy golf course in stilettos to get to her prom)! the heels would get all muddy and scuffed and you’d definitely sink into the mud but that’s it.

in short RUNNING IN HIGH HEELS ISN’T UNREALISTIC YES PLEASE KNOW THIS I WILL EVEN POST A VIDEO OF ME RUNNING IN MY 5 INCH HEELS IN THE SAME TERRAIN TO PROVE THIS TO YALL

mini-rant done 

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