Are about to occupy the Senate. Record numbers of women were elected to Senate seats last night, and almost all the new female senators are Democrats. The 113th Congress will have 19 (possibly 20) female senators, the most in American history. Among the big wins for women are the first openly lesbian woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate, the first Asian woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate, and the first woman with a disability to be elected to the House (and she beat extreme anti-abortion Tea Partier Joe Walsh). Tammy Baldwin, Mazie Hirono, Tammy Duckworth (and many more in the House), Elizabeth Warren, Claire McCaskill, (hopefully) Heidi Heitkamp, Maria Cantwell, Diane Feinstein, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Debbie Stabenow. That is quite a binder.
I’d like to personally thank the GOP for these victories. Without waging an intense war on women’s rights, targeting basic things like birth control and women’s health and rape victims, this probably wouldn’t have happened. So thanks, Republican rape philosophers. We couldn’t have done it without you.
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