And every time I think of it, my breath catches in my throat. My palms start to sweat. My hands shake. And I have to take an anxiety pill because the very thought of Mitt Romney being the president causes me to have a panic attack.
Because Mitt Romney (and republicans in general, honestly) threaten my quality of life, my freedoms, rights, and my ability to go on living.
I am a queer, female-assigned-at-birth, genderqueer person. I am on SSI and SSD because of physical health problems and mental health problems. I am on food stamps. I am in a romantic relationship with a person who has the same assigned-at-birth sex as me, and I might want to marry her some day. We may want to have babies some day.
I can’t work right now. I may not be able to work ever again, that’s still up in the air. I can’t go to school right now. My ability to go back to school and finish my degree is in question, partially because I’m in default on my student loans. I may never get a degree.
I am currently in a government-funded mental health treatment program, and all of my income comes from either state or federal government funding.
Most of my dearest friends and loved ones are queer and/or disabled and/or poor. I live below the poverty line, as do my roommates.
I have a uterus. Mitt Romney would like to control my uterus. Mitt Romney would like to control my girlfriend’s uterus. My girlfriend may need to start birth control to help with her physical health. If Mitt Romney becomes president, that may not be possible.
If Mitt Romney becomes president I may lose (or find decreased) my Medicare, my Medicaid, my SSI, my SSD, my foodstamps, my mental health support, and my right to marry my girlfriend and (theoretically) raise children with her some day.
I am terrified.
REBLOG IF YOU, TOO, SHARE ANY PART OF THESE CONCERNS - IF YOU OR ANY OF YOUR LOVED ONES ARE OR EVER HAVE BEEN ON HEALTH SUPPORT OR FOOD STAMPS OR STUDENT LOANS, OR ARE FEMALE OR QUEER OR DISABLED, AND ARE CONCERNED ABOUT LOSING YOUR RIGHTS UNDER MITT ROMNEY’S ‘JUST RULE’.