I Don't Hate Republicans... I just know who I'm going to see in hell...

by Rachel Lynch in


I'm pretty excited because I just got accepted into the senior honors program for the science writing department at my school. But that doesn't even matter right now... because of the above... #OMG$$$$$ !!!!!!! Have you ever seen such a beautiful pair of kicks? I want to wear these in Brazil and to New York Fashion week! If only they could ship in time!! The white laces are the perfect contrast to the dark leopard print, I see myself in these and a white maxi dress with a skateboard...

But I guess there are more important things going on in the world than the fact that these shoes are avaliable to fashion junkie blogger whores worldwide... FOR EXAMPLE: In 1994, there was a law made to combat domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in the United States. It's called the "Violence Against Women Act," (Don't worry guys, it pertains to you too...) The law was easily reinstated in 2000 and 2005 with strong backing from both political parties.

But... For some reason, this past week, NOT A SINGLE REPUBLICAN on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to reauthorize the bill. The bill included ways to make protecting victims of domestic violence more effective, such as better police coverage and enforcement of protective court orders.

Apparently, the opposition coming from our golden pony republican side seemed to be driven by an "antigay"/"anti-immigrant" agenda. BECAUSE,  The best part about the new bill? There's a section in it that says a victim cannot be denied services because they are gay or transgender. #AMEN!! (Violence amongst gay partners is unfortunately on the rise in our country.) And I'm sure, IF THIS BILL GOT PASSED (AHEMMM)... the numbers would go up even more because it would help encourage gay and transgender victims to come forward.

Getting this bill through the senate is not going to be a yellow brick road, but if you think about it... it's the only humane thing to do.