You Must Vote

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Today is Election Day in the US. If you’re of legal age, have you voted? Will you? The day I turned 18, women had only been voting in this country for 65 years. Sixty-five years. Less than one lifetime. Today, it’s still less than 100 years. In the scope of history, that’s a blink of [...]

7 Rules For The Election Morning-After

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Look. I like my guy, you like your guy, is there really a reason we can’t just agree about that and continue to like each other. I really tried hard not to bash your guy because I think it’s better for me to talk about how much and why I like my guy. Can’t we [...]

Election is Not a Dirty Word (Unless You Have a Speech Impediment)

Just stick it in the slot. (That's what she said.)

The day I turned 18, my father took me down to the local courthouse to register me to vote. This was supposed to be both a symbolic gesture illustrating my role in our democracy and a touching father-daughter bonding experience, but it’s perhaps most meaningful when presented with the following tidbits of information: -I didn’t [...]

Vote For Yourself

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My mother messed up royally. Oh, she didn’t do it on purpose. She thought she was teaching me manners–and she was, but it backfired. She taught me to say please and thank you. She taught me to be respectful. That’s all well and good, but she also inadvertently taught me never to put myself first.