It’s so awesome that Megan Rapinoe is our pink-haired president now

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The USWNT arrived back in the US a few days ago, after what looked like the drunkest, most awesome flight home from France EVER. Those ladies were still toasty when they arrived in New York, and all of the ladies have been doing interviews and media appearances all week. On Wednesday, New York hosted a massive parade for the USWNT and it was amazing. It was the moment where Megan “America’s Favorite Daughter” Rapinoe became President Rapinoe. Nothing was clearer than her speech at the champions’ parade, which sounded like the coolest stump speech ever: “Just shoutout to the teammates… We’re chillin’. We’ve got tea sippin’. We’ve got celebrations. We have pink hair and purple hair. We have tattoos and dreadlocks. We’ve got white girls and black girls, and everything in between. Straight girls and gay girls. Hey!… This is my charge to everyone: We have to be better. We have to love more. Hate less. We got to listen more and talk less. It’s our responsibility to make the world a better place.”

Here’s President Megan Rapinoe chatting with Anderson Cooper on CNN, getting her message out about how the failed dictator Donald Trump is pro-exclusion and that’s not her vibe at all.

She’s asked what she would say to Trump if she ever did meet him, and this is what she said:

“I would say, ‘Your message is excluding people. You’re excluding me. You’re excluding people that look like me. You’re excluding people of color. You’re excluding, you know, Americans that maybe support you. We need to have a reckoning with the message that you have, and what you’re saying about, ‘Make America Great Again.’ You’re harking back to an era that was not great for everyone. It might have been great for a few people, and maybe America is great for a few people right now, but it’s not great for enough Americans in this world. We have a responsibility, each and every one of us — you have an incredible responsibility, as the chief of this country — to take care of every single person, and you need to do better for everyone.”

[Via People]

Yep. And President Pinoe also stopped by Rachel Maddow this week too. She talked about equal pay, FIFA and how pollsters are actually doing polling on whether President Pinoe could really do this.

I for one am grateful that not only is the future female, the future is also a pink-haired queer lady. President Pinoe for the motherf–king win, man.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    OMG the videos from the flight are hilarious. They look like they are having such a good time. I love how you can see, in her speech in NYC, a teenage girl having a hard time holding back tears as she was talking.

    I also stayed up too late last night to watch them win “Best Team” on the ESPYs. It was funny to see them at the parade yesterday and then how fancy they were last night (apparently hair and makeup was done on the plane.) This is their moment and I am here for it.

  2. Amy says:

    President Pinoe works for me.

  3. Chef Grace says:

    At least for awhile they showed that America could be Great once more.
    You rock that pride. ♡

  4. Melly says:

    She also has a really inspiring backstory. I read an article the other day about her brother and his addiction and subsequent many incarcerations. I ended up crying through most of it because I related to her experience so much. She is just so cool. Girls and boys today are lucky to have such a BAMF for role model.

  5. ByTheSea says:

    I love that she’s not backing down from Dump and his MAGAts. (But no more “girls” for women, please. You are women.)

    • Esmom says:

      Yes. And it’s making them insane. I cannot believe all the people clutching their pearls, shrieking that she’s vulgar and profane, unpatriotic and divisive…with zero self awareness whatsoever that our predator in chief is the one they’re describing. Some were saying that if she really is all about love then she’d meet with Trump. The mental gymnastics it requires to live in the deplorables’ world is unreal. I can’t.

    • ew says:

      She’ll say what she likes and you will deal

  6. Emily says:

    She’s truly amazing. Love that she made Anderson do his giggle. I need to go find the flight videos and read about her brother.

  7. Lucy says:

    She went over the line dropping the F bomb. There were a lot of young girls there with their parents and it was unnecessary.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      please. they probably hear worse on the daily from their friends.

      I always laughed when my sister told me not to even say “darn” in front of her kids, because the kids from down the street that her kids played with said a WHOLE lot worse.

      You think they’ve never heard that word before? Kids are exposed to so much more than just foul language these days, with the availability of all sorts of “bad things” on the interwebz, and even out of the mouths of our elected leaders. I really don’t think hearing this woman say OMG THE F BOMB! will do much to harm the kids who look up to her.

      to add, it’s not like she’s some Real Housewife or trashy reality TV person whose BEHAVIOR is questionable and not worthy of emulating. look at the whole person of Rapinoe, and what a good role model she is, and try not to focus on one word she used for emphasis.

      • SamC says:

        This…I live near a park with lots of kids and fbombs are dropped as frequently as the Kardashians say “like.”

      • Lucy says:

        Just because kids have heard it before doesn’t mean everyone should say it in front of them. We’ve become a very coarse society that rewards bad behavior.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        Lucy, please go clutch your pearls somewhere else.

        this is not a big deal. she’s speaking from the heart to literally thousands of people, she’s excited, she just won the World Cup with her team/friends/family.

        I SERIOUSLY doubt that, if she were asked to speak SPECIFICALLY to a group of girls/young woman, she would use such “coarse” language. but maybe she would, and that would be OK. In fact, I’d probably applaud her if she told these young women that it’s OK to tell some folks to f*ck off. like men who harass, abuse, gaslight or try to control them.

        as others have said, save your tone-policing for the people that deserve it. like the orange idiot in the WH.

    • a reader says:

      You can save your tone policing okay?

    • CairinaCat says:

      Quit F*cking tone policing

  8. adastraperaspera says:

    Megan on Rachel Maddow is a total thrill! Well worth the wait for my 1980 budding lesbian self! Yay!

  9. Socks says:

    Just because she speaks her mind, and a agree with what she say, doesn’t mean we need to start with the President BS. She’s not the first to express these feelings.

    • Dani says:

      I agree. I like her and her outlook and her entire vibe and how cool she is but if we keep letting unqualified people run for president, this country will go down in flames.

  10. Faithmobile says:

    So much love for this Woman and the whole team! Let’s continue to shine a light on women’s sports.

  11. FluffyPrincess says:

    She is badass, and her message is great.

    I don’t think the whole “president” thing is a real thing. I think it’s a popularity poll basically. At this moment, right now, she is more popular than that orange stain in the white house. That’s all it is. She doesn’t want to be president, let’s be real here.

  12. Green Desert says:

    I know nothing about soccer, but I love everything I read about Megan! I’m glad she’s taking advantage of her newfound fame (at least new to non-soccer people like me) to talk about inclusivity and stick it to the Orange One.

  13. gingersnaps says:

    She is amazing! Such a great role model with a good head on her shoulders.
    Dump can do one! He is just peeved that he can’t throw his weight around Megan,

  14. Some chick says:

    This is a year for badass Megans, that’s for sure.

    Go, Megan, go! Hold their feet to the fire.

  15. Annie says:

    She’s a lesbian. Please, don’t call her “queer.” It is a slur that you don’t know if she has personally reclaimed.

    “Lesbian” or “bisexual” or “gay” or “transgender” are not bad words. Using umbrella terms isn’t always appropiate, especially if the term is highly divisive. Just call a spade a spade.