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The election is over, and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate! Besides the re-election of President Barack Obama and “America’s happy warrior” Vice President Joe Biden, this election saw the legalization of gay marriage in Maine and Maryland, the legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado, and more women elected to the Senate than ever before.  I hope you spent last night cheering and hugging random strangers in a bar, but ... Read More
In the week leading up to the election, hundreds of artists nationwide are coming together to create nonpartisan images that remind you to go vote on November 6. The project is open to all kinds of art, which makes for some interesting results. There’s what you’d expect — patriotic reminders on an American flag and fancy red, white, and blue lettering. And then there’s the really, wonderfully weird — Abe Lincoln in a bunny suit and “Go Vote” spelled ... Read More
With its drizzly rain, cold weather, and short, dark days, sometimes it seems like November is the cruelest month, or at least the most hated. But although summer days are now long past, there are plenty of reasons to love November! Here are ten of them:     1. You can get leftover Halloween candy for cheap. Halloween is now over, and you know what that means…cheap candy! Like the day after Valentine’s Day and the day after Christmas, now ... Read More
The always-controversial Lena Dunham strikes again with a new campaign ad for Barack Obama, in which she compares voting for the first time to losing your virginity. In the video, called “Your First Time,” Lena says, “Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy.” She goes on to list reasons to vote for Obama: health insurance, access to birth control, bringing the troops home from Iraq, the Lilly Ledbetter Act, ... Read More
WTF. Yesterday, CNN published an article examining how women vote with their hormones, not with, you know, their brains. Titled “Study looks at voting and hormones: Hormones may influence female voting choices,” the article has since been taken down from CNN, but this is the Internet, and it still exists in its full form here and here. The article begins with the offensive opening sentence, “While the campaigns eagerly pursue female voters, ... Read More
  Reuters has recently reported that feminist Mormons are not voting for Mitt Romney. First of all, FEMINIST MORMONS EXIST?  I'm down with that! Secondly, you know the guy screwed up somewhere along the way if other members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints aren’t voting for one of their own. Aimee Hickman, co-editor of Mormon feminist magazine Exponent II, took Romney to task for his comments during last Tuesday's ... Read More
The GOP has been incredibly disconnected from women lately, but there’s one area where that could be a good thing: the vice presidential debates. Vice President Joe Biden is a sassy bitch. When someone says something stupid, he chuckles and shakes his head in a way that makes me want to hang my head in vicarious shame for the offender, or point and laugh, depending on who we’re talking about. And bless his sassy bitch heart, but Biden didn’t ... Read More
Ladies, you simply MUST get out and vote in November. But first, you must make sure that there are no sneaky voter ID laws in your state that would block you from doing so. The National Conference of State Legislatures has put together this handy map, so check it out for more info on your state’s voter ID laws. Then go to their website to see what you need to do to make sure your voice is heard. Women, especially younger women and single women, turned ... Read More
File this under Reasons Why Rachel Maddow is the Dreamiest. On yesterday's Meet the Press, MSNBC's First Lady of political commentary sat down with Hilary Rosen, Alex Castellanos, and Cathy McMorris Rodgers to discuss the political climate and policy formation of the current administration while examining Romney's Republican campaign. This video is maybe the clearest example I've seen of the total breakdown of communication between the parties in this election. ... Read More
It would appear that Rick Santorum, of all people, now considers himself an advocate for women. In a statement released on his campaign website, he says the United States is “suffering a pandemic of harm” because of the rising prevalence of pornography on the Internet. Not only does he seem to think that porn is “toxic” for healthy relationships and marriages, but he also thinks it contributes to “misogyny and violence against ... Read More