12 Hamilton Gifs To Explain The Emotional Rollercoaster Of The Election

12 Hamilton Gifs To Explain The Emotional Rollercoaster Of The Election

Much like Alexander Hamilton, this election is non-stop.
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Over the past year, two things have remained constant. Two things have come up again and again as significant events in history, and two things have challenged the American people to think differently than they ever have before: the Broadway hit "Hamilton" and the presidential election. With Clinton and Trump officially being the major party nominees, and several original cast members leaving Hamilton—including the playwright and composer Lin-Manuel—there have been significant changes made to both over the course of the year.

"Hamilton" takes place during the American Revolution and our nation's founding, up to the year 1804. With a war, three presidents, and plenty of drama, "Hamilton" can truly express many of our thoughts throughout the course of this election.

1. Other countries watching this election

Most of us feel the same way, but least they get to walk away.

2. Deciding which candidate to support

Angelica or Eliza? A pretty difficult decision. But when you had to choose between O'Malley, Sanders and Clinton, or Rubio, Cruz, Trump, Carson and a score of others, it was significantly more complicated.

3. When your candidate won a state


Was there any better feeling than when you knew you and your fellow party members were on the same page?

4. When your candidate lost a state

Much like Eliza, we also felt like we were watching it all burn.

5. When your candidate dropped out of the race

It stings, and it's even worse when you realize you need to choose someone else—one that you likely badmouthed because you were so sure of your candidate. It causes so much pain.

6. Watching the debates and listening to candidates' repetitive speeches

Heed Burr's advice and save yourself some more embarrassment and breath, politicians.

7. When you haven't read the news for a day (or several)

It's easy to get excited when you forget that the election is absolute chaos.

8. But then you actually turn on the news

So much happens in just one day, it's nearly impossible to keep up with it all.

9. How it feels knowing that either Clinton or Trump will be president

One way or another, we're in for a wild ride. Let's wait as long as we can.

10. All the while, you have this reminder in the back of your head

It's difficult to make an informed decision with history staring at you the whole time.

11. With so much going on, you kind of wish you could vote for one of the Schuyler sisters

As informed, passionate and outspoken women, Angelica, Eliza and Peggy would all be some pretty solid options.

12. Or a man who has been dead for 212 years

Considering dead people because we're just that Hamildone with this election.

Cover Image Credit: Hamilton

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I'm The Girl Who'd Rather Raise A Family Than A Feminist Protest Sign

You raise your protest picket signs and I’ll raise my white picket fence.
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Social Media feeds are constantly filled with quotes on women's rights, protests with mobs of women, and an array of cleverly worded picket signs.

Good for them, standing up for their beliefs and opinions. Will I be joining my tight-knit family of the same gender?

Nope, no thank you.

Don't get me wrong, I am not going to be oblivious to my history and the advancements that women have fought to achieve. I am aware that the strides made by many women before me have provided us with voting rights, a voice, equality, and equal pay in the workforce.

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For that, I am deeply thankful. But at this day in age, I know more female managers in the workforce than male. I know more women in business than men. I know more female students in STEM programs than male students. So what’s with all the hype? We are girl bosses, we can run the world, we don’t need to fight the system anymore.

Please stop.

Because it is insulting to the rest of us girls who are okay with being homemakers, wives, or stay-at-home moms. It's dividing our sisterhood, and it needs to stop.

All these protests and strong statements make us feel like now we HAVE to obtain a power position in our career. It's our rightful duty to our sisters. And if we do not, we are a disappointment to the gender and it makes us look weak.

Weak to the point where I feel ashamed to say to a friend “I want to be a stay at home mom someday.” Then have them look at me like I must have been brain-washed by a man because that can be the only explanation. I'm tired of feeling belittled for being a traditionalist.

Why?

Because why should I feel bad for wanting to create a comfortable home for my future family, cooking for my husband, being a soccer mom, keeping my house tidy? Because honestly, I cannot wait.

I will have no problem taking my future husband’s last name, and following his lead.

The Bible appoints men to be the head of a family, and for wives to submit to their husbands. (This can be interpreted in so many ways, so don't get your panties in a bunch at the word “submit”). God specifically made women to be gentle and caring, and we should not be afraid to embrace that. God created men to be leaders with the strength to carry the weight of a family.

However, in no way does this mean that the roles cannot be flipped. If you want to take on the responsibility, by all means, you go girl. But for me personally? I'm sensitive, I cry during horror movies, I'm afraid of basements and dark rooms. I, in no way, am strong enough to take on the tasks that men have been appointed to. And I'm okay with that.

So please, let me look forward to baking cookies for bake sales and driving a mom car.

And I'll support you in your endeavors and climb to the top of the corporate ladder. It doesn't matter what side you are on as long as we support each other, because we all need some girl power.

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