rock the vote

Well, that’s what the youth vote motto was back when I was watching a lot of MTV.  Today marks my fourth (!!!) presidential election in which I am eligible to vote.  Craziness.

Today I am intensely thankful to all the women before me who fought to earn my right to vote.  I am very grateful to be an American, but today, I want to be a little more specific.

Women -and I know this is arguable, but in my opinion– are the largest minority in the United States, and in this day and age, so many other minorities are fighting for rights that I think we all forget that we still don’t command equal wages in the work place (among other discrepancies).  I just read an article today about how wives and female characters on favorite television shows incite much more ire from the audience than their comparable male counterparts.

Lovely.

As a woman, I am faced with the inevitable conundrum ~ work or family?  Do men lose sleep at night debating the same thing?  I don’t think it’s nearly as much of a choice ~ we all (no matter how forward thinking we believe we are) subscribe to gender roles.

So today, I would like to thank the women who fought for my rights, who believed that women are equal to men, and who won me and the rest of the female population of the USA the right to be heard.

No matter who you vote for, or what your political opinions are, it is important to exercise the right to vote and be heard.  Someone fought for it, because she felt it was important that we have that right.  Don’t disregard it.

Thank you, fore-ladies of America.

 

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