Here we are again.

A few weeks ago I made a post stating that I had changed my mind about voting for Bernie Sanders and was instead going to vote for Hillary Clinton. The reasons I gave for changing my mind are still entirely valid. But over the past few weeks, I’d had to consider whether or not she is the better candidate. The way this campaign trail has been shaping up, Bernie says something, gives a policy statement or whatever, and then a week or two later Hillary says almost the same but a bit more eloquently. I say almost because Bernie says “I want college to be tuition free.” but Hillary says “I want college to be affordable.” There is a big difference between being affordable and being free.

I want a woman in power, and I do think that Hillary would be good, but Bernie’s consistency, his refusal to be bought, and his lack of friends amongst the corporations and banks that are ruining our country leads me to believe him to be the better candidate.

So I’m leaning towards voting Bernie in the Primary and hopefully General, but if necessary I will vote for Hillary Clinton.

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Poverty and the 2016 Elections

There is a poverty epidemic in the U.S. It is ridiculous and huge. The U.S. is number 1 in the “developed” world for homelessness, hunger, etc… And it isn’t for lack of funds, if we were to cut military spending, not eliminate it from the budget, but drastically reduce it, we could divert that money toward programs that would lift the poor out of poverty and allow them to actually live out their Rights.

One of the more influential people in this process will be the next POTUS, a person who, ideally, represents the will of the American people. It is pretty early in the election cycle, with only one public debate having been held so far(August’s Republican Primary Debate), so the stance of the candidates on many of the issues remains hazy. However thanks to the Circle of Protection we have video of several of the candidates elaborating on how they would combat poverty in the U.S. I’ve organized them based on how helpful the idea might be, from worst to best.
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Trans* Tuesday: It’s My TRANSiversary!

(This is the first in a new blog series I’m starting called Trans* Tuesday. I plan to start a few other series as well, none of which will necessarily be weekly, though I try… I am weak)

Around this time last year(late July/early August 2014) I really began thinking and considering what it might mean for my life that I felt really comfortable in clothing that society said was women’s, that I had always wanted breasts, and that in the majority of my sexual fantasies I was always “female”-bodied.

I tried on my then girlfriend’s dresses, read a lot of stuff online, and then read more and more. Continue reading