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As the centenary of Emily Davison's death approaches, we're reminded of how far we've come over the years, but also of the tough road that still lies ahead for women's rights. Davison was an incredibly prodigious activist in both life and death. She fought arduously for women’s suffrage in Britain, leading her to be arrested nine times and force-fed a whopping 49 times. Her most infamous stunt involved stepping in front of King George ... Read More
You thought your voting experience was painful? Check it: Galicia Malone, a 21-year-old from Dolton, Illinois, went into labor and somehow managed to vote before heading to the hospital. Her water had already broken by the time she reached her local polling station, according to Cook County Clerk David Orr.   “I wanted this to be a stepping-stone for my daughter,” Galicia, a first-time voter, said. Galicia, we salute you! That kind of dedication is ... Read More
If you want women to have the same rights as men, the best thing you can do is vote tomorrow.  The ERA Education Project focuses on ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, which simply states that women and men are equal under the law.  “Why is this still even a question? Aren’t all people supposed to be equal in the U.S.?  Aren’t women people?  What on earth is going on here?” says Kamala Lopez, founder of the ERA ... Read More
  You probably (hopefully) know this already, but tomorrow is Election Day. Lotsa people will be hitting the polls to cast their vote for President, and we’ve compiled a list of reasons why you should most definitely be one of them. 1. Voting is a super easy way to make your voice heard--cliche, yes, but true--and feel like you’re contributing to our country’s future. 2. It’s an important thing to do, as the POTUS obviously has a lot ... 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
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