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sahara b. Aug 25, 2010 9:11 AM
A young woman I know voted for the current president, but didn’t know she had to vote for anyone else listed. Many young women I know don’t vote in local elections; but they’re constantly online chatting. Hmmm.
In order for women to make better use of their votes in America, they need to learn how the government on every level works. If not, what’s the point of even seeing a woman’s name on the ballot? That said, if you’re going to be on the internet constantly, use it to learn about your government and stop talking so much.
We also need to take back control of the elections! Does anyone remember when the League of Women Voters ran the presidential debates? Let’s start educating our younger sisters about the polling process. After all, being the majority of the population, we’re no longer a “special interest group”––we ARE the people! Vote! The primaries are coming!
irit h. Aug 25, 2010 9:03 AM
It is incredible and frustrating at the same time -
100 years of the right to vote, but still so much injustice toward women, so many of the laws for women are not practiced. There are places where women are still 100 years back….no rights, no protection, no nothing.
Carol S. Aug 25, 2010 8:56 AM
Happy anniversary from a friend in the UK! Only 90 years,boy. Onward and upward sisters! x x
Ruby W. Aug 25, 2010 8:49 AM
I agree with my husband about everything political. His votes never disgrace me. But what if we disagreed? And if I weren’t married, my vote is supposed to be represented by my father’s??? Sorry, we don’t agree about ANYTHING.
Jean A. Aug 25, 2010 8:44 AM
I feel that a lot of men want control because they have low self esteem of their self. Look what women had to go through to finnally earn the right to vote. They got beaten up, jailed and harrassed. To this day equal pay is still not over. Same job less pay for a woman. We have to speak out, and keep on working for equality. Liberated woman are beautiful people. I saw Eat, Pray, Love and I saw many woman not understanding the movie. It is for liberated women. Some of the senior women never even worked outside of the home. Now I am not saying this is wrong because I stayed at home and raised my children also. Now more woman are running for office and have very responsible jobs. We all carry guilt from the past because we grew up with if you do then. I feel woman have to grow up with grace and not just beauty. Forget the media and their swaying. Feel what is in your heart and learn many things. We are human and must be humane.
Abbe A. Aug 25, 2010 8:36 AM
Oh and how are we protecting women’s rights by even raising this subject? I find it very doubtful that the constitutional right to vote will be taken away from women, blacks or anyone else. In fact, I shudder in terror that someone will decide to give illegals the legal right to vote so that they can get more bleeding hearts into the voting booths.
Cathy C. Aug 25, 2010 8:34 AM
Personally, I take voting very seriously. I vote every time there is an election of any kind. How can you comment or complain if you don’t vote! I think too many Americans, male and female, don’t vote and that saddens me.
When the right to vote for women became law, both my grandmothers were young married women with very young children. My father was just born. My mother had not yet been born. They are both gone now and I regret that I never asked them about what winning the right to vote meant to them, One of my grandfathers’ was a domineering old goat and I can just imagine what he thought. But, to think that my grandmothers, whom I loved, were born and grew up without the right to vote, gives me great pause.
Abbe A. Aug 25, 2010 8:34 AM
I think the only reason women got to vote to begin with was so their husbands could tell them what to do and I most certainly don’t think all of them make good use of their votes. Unfortunately, too many women voters are too soft hearted to realize that someone has to pay for all the government handouts they seem to think are so important.
Monica O. Aug 25, 2010 8:30 AM
It means all the difference to me,but I afraid that many of us are taking it for granted!
Charlotte S. Aug 25, 2010 8:17 AM
We must start working harder to make our voices heard. When I first became a feminist there wasn’t any of this crap of women who chose motherhood and working at home being looked down upon. One of our goals was to make all choices valued. This means that we must stop looking at any work women do as exploitation IF THEY CHOOSE TO DO IT. If a women choose to make money with her body, she has that right. We must support choices!!!! We must start using our votes to ensure our children and grandchildren, etc have a world in which they can live in. We must start talking with each other rather then attacking each other.
Charlotte S. Aug 25, 2010 8:14 AM
I was a bit puzzled by the vote about if we make good use of our votes. How can any of us judge anothers vote? People vote for a variety of reasons and only they can judge if they have used their vote effectively. I did some checking and 66% of women voted in the 2008 Presidential election while only 62% of men did. I remember helping to get names so that 18 year olds could vote. And I remember my first election and the excitement I felt. I vote in every election because as a veteran I feel it’s my duty and privileged. My husband and I both vote by absentee ballot (like that paper trail) and we make a night of it. We have all our research laid out and we discuss the various candidates and issues. I am very disappointed by what we have to choose from and would like to see more “average” people running. Most of those in power have no clue as to what it’s like out here. I’m sick of choosing between the lesser of 2 evils. I want campaign reform. And I want issues like abortion to go on the ballot. We still don’t have equality in many areas and sometime we are our own worst enemy. I remember when I served in the Army back in the 70′s and there were women truck drivers who couldn’t change a tire and they harmed those of us who did our jobs. I think if you can’t do the job don’t take it.(con’t)
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