A Quick Note: Politics can often be a divisive topic, but it’s also an important one. I recognize that not everyone who reads this post will share the same views, however I ask that all comments remain polite, and that you steer away from arguments – and please make sure your presence on any blogs I have linked to remains polite as well.
I’m not normally a political person…Okay, that’s not true. I’m actually quite a political person, but I try to keep to that old adage and not talk about politics or religion. But with the Presidential election merely days away in the United States and so much at stake for our country with this election, it’s more important than ever to speak up.
Why is it so important for women?
Because women, like Alice Paul, had to fight for the right to vote! And after all of that work, it would be an incredible shame to give up that right and silence ourselves by choice.
But honestly, this election is not just important to women, it’s important to everyone, because it will determine the direction our country goes for the next four years. There are a lot of hot button issues at the forefront this year – women’s reproductive rights, healthcare and social services, the economy, and gay marriage just to name a few – and everyone’s voice matters. Especially in a race as close as this one. There really is No Room For Lame Excuses when it comes to not voting!
Interested in the blogs I’ve linked to in this post? Check out the entire list here. I encourage you to give them all a read!
- Driving Home The Threat to Women – Sensuous Inkspiller
- A True Story Everyone Should Know – Life With The Top Down
- The Personal is Political – The Arts and Cats Movement
- The Rape Rainbow (A Guide to all the Kinds of Raping) – Melanie Crutchfield
- Dead Moms Can’t Care – Deborah Bryan
- If I Could Vote in The Presidential Election – Broadside Blog (This whole site has great political pieces)
- Gay Love. Or, As I Like To Call It, Love. – Deborah Bryan
- No Room for Lame Excuses – Life With The Top Down
No question today…just get out there and vote!