I’m generally pretty skeptical of Google as a company and a “force for good” in the world, but every once in a while, they do something that makes me really proud.
I know that scares the living shit out of you, patriarchy, because if more women break free of the tight, predictable boxes and define success on their own terms, regardless of your assessment of their gender presentation, something really crazy might happen! You know, like a world in which you, too, might have the opportunity to notice that, regardless of her haircut or costume or gender presentation, Rachel Maddow always has been, and always will be, smokin’ hot.
"It blows me away when I turn on her show and I see her in a vest and tie, dancing with housewives from Ohio, and she loves them and they love her. It’s wonderful," Halem says.
I’ve always said that if it were not for Ellen, my life would be extremely different. This article sums up Ellen’s contributions to LGBT acceptance quite nicely, and shows how Ellen has been been a victim of society’s homophobia, but also a force for change.
This makes me super happy :)
Can’t it be just a simple truth: the truth that everyone needs a place of their own, and not every place can or should be owned by you?
Ellen & Portia through the years.