The moment you realise since you actively became a feminist, you can’t live your life any more without noticing misogyny in everything, jumping out at you. In stuff you used to like and laugh at. In friends who you would have considered rational and clear-thinking. In lyrics you used to ignore and dismiss and now you can’t listen without feeling anger. You’ve opened the box in your head, and it will never close. Things will never look the same again.
“For the first eight years of our marriage, [Michelle and I] were paying more in student loans than what we were paying for our mortgage. So we know what this is about.
And we were lucky to land good jobs with a steady income. But we only finished paying off our student loans—check this out, all right, I’m the President of the United States—we only finished paying off our student loans about eight years ago.”—
When Obama was nominated, he got a lot of criticism for not having military experience. I think it’s more pertinent that he had the experience of not growing up wealthy and privileged in America. How can someone who’s never had to worry about money or loans create a fair policy about them? -Jess