And those expressions pretty much sum up how I feel about what's going on in American politics these days...on a good day. (On a bad day...which is pretty much every day...it's a totally different image...but a raging fire gets boring to look at, I suppose.) That said, I've been watching Gilmore Girls to keep my spirits up, and frankly, it's largely been working--except for those moments when Hillary Clinton is mentioned and I know her future. I highly recommend the show. I missed it on its original run. I'm sad I did, but I'm also glad I get to experience it now, during a time when I need an upbeat Feminist viewpoint most. the dialog is amazing. Currently, I'm nearing the end of Season 3. Once I hit the end of season 6, I'll ditch and go over to the newest show released on Netflix. Bless you, Netflix. You've given me some much needed sanity.
Speaking of Feminist, yesterday I did some volunteer work for Jane's Due Process. They're lawyers who help teens needing abortion access and are unable to get a guardian's consent. (For a start, not all kids have legal guardians, y'all.) It's very, very important work--particularly when you consider how much the mortality rates for mothers have risen in Texas since the ridiculous laws have been put in place to "stop abortion." (FYI: it's higher in Texas than anywhere else in the US, and the maternal mortality rate doubled from 2010 to 2014.) You're probably going to be seeing me post about this organization more often.