I have spent this week vacillating wildly between “Everything is awesome!!!” and “OMG we are all doomed” thanks to the most recent Presidential debate, and yesterday I decided that enough is enough and I’ll try to stick with “We are all going to be okay.” And then Michelle Obama threw down the gauntlet with her speech yesterday, and I just… cried:
And now here I am out on the campaign trail in an election where we have consistently been hearing hurtful, hateful language about women. Language that has been painful for so many of us, not just as women, but as parents trying to protect our children and raise them to be caring, respectful adults, and as citizens who think our nation’s leaders should meet basic standards of human decency. The fact is that, in this election, we have a candidate for president of the United States who over the course of his lifetime, and the course of this campaign, has said things about women that are so shocking, so demeaning that I simply will not repeat anything here today. And last week, we saw this candidate actually bragging about sexually assaulting women. I can’t believe that I’m saying that a candidate for president of the United States has bragged about sexually assaulting women. And I have to tell you that I can’t stop thinking about this. It has shaken me to my core in a way that I couldn’t have predicted.
I think it’s worth a watch, if you’ve got thirty minutes on you (and the transcript is here, if you don’t):
Besides all things political, this week has been more or less nondescript on my end. What are you guys up to?
WikiLeaks has revealed John Podesta’s recipe for risotto, thus proving that WikiLeaks can be good, sometimes.