Scandal get’s it right on Gender in Politics.

Scandal is one show that is simply amazing! It has a tough woman lead, a woman who can bring the White House to the ground. This past Thursday, Scandal and Shonda Rhimes talked the subject of gender and that “women are weaker than men” and not fit to be in the White House. It is pretty amazing that this subject was tackled in this TV show because sadly, women are practically abused in the media when it comes to politics. The white males of this country look at women and snub their noses because they aren’t fit to run the country let alone serve in any kind of position that has them making decisions.

This needs to stop. The year is 2013 and women are making great advances across the United States. The image that we are just meant to stay at home and take care of children needs to be left behind. It is so tiring to search a woman candidate to see her smeared for something or just turned into a fashionista.  Maybe one day in my lifetime I will see a woman president. Maybe even a woman governor. One can only hope because it is time to shed the old ways and learn to grow as a country. I think everyone needs to see this video, even if they don’t watch Scandal, which in my opinion is an amazing show but, if they only watch this clip that is completely fine. The words that are spoken have such power and truth behind them.

Prejudice is all around us. Prejudice against genders and it is so offensive. It’s time to put sexism against women to be put in the trash can and look to the future of what gender equality can do if women and men truly learn to work together. Women are not weak and they are more capable of running the country just as men are capable of being stay at home mom’s.

Way to go Shonda for writing such an epic speech for Lisa Kudrow!

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Another victory for Marriage Equality

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Congratulations goes out to Illinois for becoming the 15th state to approve Marriage Equality!

This such exciting news! Each time a state passes a bill giving rights thousands of gays and lesbians the right to marry is just… it’s amazing and moving. And, I won’t lie, that it makes me think about where I am going to get married. I have family in Illinois and though I don’t know if they would approve, it still leaves me with this happy feeling that the idea of marriage equality will soon be accept from coast to coast of the United States.

The rumor floating around the news wavelengths is that Hawaii will be the next state to approve gay marriage. My fingers are crossed that this is true. I would love to see every state in the USA back gay marriage. A lot of people who are against marriage equality push that this is killing marriage and it should be between a man and a woman. To these remarks I say keep your views to yourself. I was born too two straight parents who split after seventeen years of marriage. To each his own, who I want to marry has no affect on anyone else nor their family (beside my partners, of course.) 

In my opinion the supposed “sanctity” of marriage has already gone out the window. I don’t even think such a thing exists now when the US has such a high divorce rate. Move out of the way republicans, Marriage Equality is becoming a reality and nothing will change it.  To quote the late Dr. Martain Luther King:

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise
up, live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these
truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

Though at the time of this speech, Dr. King was speaking on Civil Rights, it was at around this time that the LGBTQ Community was fighting for rights. But, the context is the same because I have a dream that one day, I will be able to put my finger on any state on the US map and say to my future wife that we are getting married in this state on this day. I also have a dream that one day, I might be able to exchange my vows in my home state of Texas though I know this state has a long way to go. Still, my dream and goal of seeing Marriage Equality is become a beautiful reality every single day and I am so proud of the LGBTQ Community.