Female voters in the US have been called “soccer moms” and “security moms”. In 2004, single women were “Sex and the City voters”. Now – because apparently women can’t ever just be “citizens” or “voters”, or more likely because conservatives prefer to call us names instead of delving too deep into women’s issues – we are “Beyoncé voters”. Bow down, bitches.
Most single ladies would generally be thrilled with a comparison to Queen Bey in any way, shape or form, but the cutesy nicknames for politically-engaged women need to stop. Surely pundits and the political media culture can deal with the collective electoral power of the majority voting bloc in this country in some better way than symbolically calling us “sweetheart”, complete with head pat.
"The president missed an opportunity to lead the nation toward greater tolerance and social harmony by respecting diverse viewpoints on divisive issues,” Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, a Christian group, said in a statement. “Religious groups that have longstanding and principled positions should be allowed to compete for federal contracts on an equal basis.”
Actually? No, fuck you.
You already have every right to compete for federal contracts on an equal basis. If you don’t win because you blatantly discriminate against people for religious reasons — which the federal government is legally obligated by the Constitution NOT to do — then that’s your own fucking fault.
realtalk with the adopted child: “message me when you land so i know the russians didn’t shoot down your plane. i don’t even care what time it is.”