These are the kinds of people who inspire me. Tammy Duckworth is an Iraq War Veteran elected to Congress on Tuesday, representing the 8th Congressional District of Illinois. Never let life, or anyone, tell you that you can't.
"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
ALL KINDS OF WRONG: 17-Year-Old Girl Tweets, Is Threatened With Jail, And Entire Internet Flips Out
"17-year-old rape victim is threatened with jail if she releases the names of the boys that pled guilty to raping her and taking pictures of the act. Believing that victims of sexual assault have no right to be silenced about their attackers, she immediately posted their names on the internet, and gained immediate media attention. A 17 year old hero to all sexual abuse victims out there!! The entire justice system should be ashamed of itself!" #feminism
If you add up all the forms of gynocide, from female infanticide and genital mutilation to so-called honor crimes, sex trafficking, and domestic abuse, everything, we lose about 6 million humans every year just because they were born female. That’s a holocaust every year. --Gloria Steinem
Tammy Duckworth. Watch her DNC speech! http://www.politico.com/multimedia/video/2012/09/tammy-duckworths-speech-at-2012-democratic-national-convention.html I teared up. Best speech I have heard in a while, and I have seen Obama speak in person!