We may not have a female president, but some good things did happen last night
It’s not all tear-jerking stuff
Today is a sad day for girls everywhere, because we genuinely thought we would wake up with a female president. We had so much hope and our aspirations were sky high in the days leading up to yesterday. But they shouldn’t stop just because we didn’t get the big victory we dreamt of.
We have so much to celebrate about November 8th — women and minorities won seats in the House and Senate, weed was legalized in California and we all came together in a big, teary, and still occasionally funny internet hug. So let’s be happy that last night paved the way for a fucking beautiful future, even if it takes longer to get to than we thought.
We elected the First Latina Senator
Our government is based on a system of checks and balances. And trust me, I will be one hell of a check on Donald Trump.
— CatherineCortezMasto (@CatherineForNV) November 9, 2016
Catherine Cortez Masto, a Latina Democrat, defeated Joe Heck, a man and Republican, last night in Nevada. She became the first Latina Senator ever to head to Washington.
That’s pretty fucking powerful.
We have our first ever openly LGBT Governor
I vowed I would do everything I could to make sure no one has to face discrimination or live in fear.
— Kate Brown (@KateBrownForOR) November 9, 2016
We may all be shedding a collective tear for the battles that will undoubtedly face the LGBT community in the coming years, but here’s a reminder that last night, Oregon elected the first ever LGBT governor in U.S. history. Oh, and she’s a woman.
We have our first Somali-American lawmaker
Ilhan Omar will go down in history as a mother, refugee, Muslim, feminist — and now a Minnesota state representative. Her credentials are pretty fucking sweet and she’s the first Somali-American Muslim to achieve all of this.
— Gerry Simpson (@GerrySimpsonHRW) November 9, 2016
And a black female Senator for the first time since 1999
Kamala Harris, the Attorney General of California, became the second-ever black woman to be elected to senate last night and the first in 17 long years.
Do we retreat or do we fight? WE FIGHT!
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 9, 2016
The first-ever Indian-American woman elected to the House of Representatives
Not only did Pramila Jayapal become the first Indian-American woman in the House of Representatives last night, but she meet her male opponent, Brady Walkinshaw, in a landslide victory, with 57 percent of the vote.
— Meghan Bodette (@meghanarchy) November 9, 2016
There was a shit ton of girl love
We cried, we hugged, we tweeted. None of these may have been with happiness, but we still did it all together. If there’s any positive in any of our despair, it’s that no one is in this alone and we’ll fight together.
Countless marches and protests are popping up over Facebook proving that if we can’t make history with a female leader, we’ll make history like girls have always done.
420 happened, legally
If you’re still bummed, stick this in your pipe and smoke it: recreational weed is now legal in California. Call you dealer, get your girls, leave your desk at 420 and soothe your sweet soul.
— 420 NEWS (@42ONEWS) November 9, 2016
There were some pretty epic memes
Google #TrumpCake (perhaps after you’ve had a toke of that newly legal marijuana) and just try not to laugh. Even in times of great hardship, we’ll always have our memes.
— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) November 8, 2016