• “That should tell you a lot”

    “President Obama supporting women’s rights: it shouldn’t make me cry, but it does.

    “Even though I don’t identify as one, I was born female, and I need health care—he supports that. He doesn’t agree with how a woman’s body has become a political platform, and I don’t know how I can tell you how much that means to me. A woman’s body—hell, a man’s body—is nobody’s business but their own.

    “This has become something for politicians to debate, and knowing that Obama doesn’t agree with that gives me hope. And I’m not just saying that because I was born female. I’m saying this as a human. Out of anyone running this year, Obama is the one who cares for human rights.

    “That should tell you something. That should tell you a lot. And I hope when November comes, this should tell you enough.”

    —T

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