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Cosmo Sent Students To Vote In A Party Bus & IDGAF If It’s Shallow

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As part of Cosmopolitan‘s recent ventures into political coverage under the leadership of kickass new editor-in-chief Joanna Coles, the magazine has been endorsing specific candidates and, more importantly, pushing readers to vote. The campaign has been branded with the (so very Cosmo) catchphrase Voting Is Sexy. Yesterday, the mag sent a party bus full of male models (and free food!) to the campus of North Carolina State University to shuttle students to the polls to vote in the midterm elections. As it would happen, what sounds like a goofy good time that doesn’t warrant a second thought has lots of panties in bunch. Keep reading »

Voting Results On Ballot Measures Shows There’s Still Hope For This Country

So Republicans now control the House and the Senate, and they defeated Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Maryland, Maine, Massachussetts, and (sigh) Illinois, and so control the majority of gubernatorial offices in the U.S. Don’t freak out too much; let’s be honest, politicians’ inability to care about their constituencies knows no political party. Ever listened to that This American Life episode about campaign financing? It’s a good one. This year’s top ten most expensive races will cost $700 million combined. Keep reading »

Many Polling Places Still Aren’t Accessible To Voters With Disabilities

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  • Decades after the Americans with Disabilities Act, we still have polling places that are restrictive to disabled voters. [VICE]
  • Read this fantastic piece about why street harassment shouldn’t be criminalized in the context of an unjust criminal justice system. [The Intercept]
  • Oklahoma’s Supreme Court has delayed some abortion restrictions in the state. [Raw Story]
  • The overnight popularity of Alex from Target demonstrates the cultural power, rather than the hysteria, of teenaged girls. [(Daily Dot]
  • Rebecca Solnit argues for more Louis CKs and Chris Kluwes in feminism. [Salon]
  • For laughs, check out this 1915 satirical pamphlet on the case against male suffrage. [Atlantic]

6 Reasons Millennials Don’t Vote (And 6 Reasons You Really Should)

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Today is Election Day, and this year’s vote is a very big deal. The US Senate stands to see a major power shift, and this election’s results will set the stage for the 2016 presidential race. Women’s rights also hang in the balance, because we unfortunately live in a world that puts our bodies up for a public vote, and the rights we have regarding our own reproductive health depend on tomorrow’s results. Despite how important this decision is, very few millennials are eager to vote. In a poll by the Harvard Institute of Politics earlier this year, only 23 percent of young Americans said they’d definitely be voting this November. Unfortunately, that’s hardly the first set of data showing to indicate that twenty-somethings aren’t so into exercising their rights. To make matters worse, the average voter turnout for modern presidential elections bleakly hovers somewhere around half of all eligible voters. Here are some of the biggest reasons millennials don’t do their civic duty, and a few reasons you should vote despite those obstacles… Keep reading »

The WWE Has Implemented A New Zero-Tolerance Policy On Domestic Violence

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  • The WWE has implemented a strict, zero-tolerance policy concerning domestic violence. [Washington Post]
  • The fact that birth control lets women have happy, healthy, pregnancy-free sex lives is just as good an argument for its increased availability as economic arguments. [Cosmopolitan]
  • Warner Bros. wants a woman to direct the new “Wonder Woman” film. [A.V. Club] Keep reading »

Fox Anchor: Young Women Serving On Juries Is A Bad Idea Because They “Don’t Get It”

"Excuse Them So They Can Go Back On Tinder Or Match.com"

Kimberly Guilfoyle and her co-hosts on “The Five” decided on Tuesday’s edition of the show that young women are just too out of it to be functional members of society. They argued that most people become conservatives as they get older, and that young women start as liberals until they marry and gain enough “life experience” to do a political 180 (the party starts at around the 1:45 mark in the video). They claimed, with completely straight faces, that single women tend to lean to the left because they believe they “need the government to take care of them.” So, I guess they think that women aren’t capable of functioning without a husband to pay for their shit or facilitate their lives. Then if there’s no man to assist them, we’re supposed to presume that these “helpless” women want their government to take care of them in a dude’s place? I mean, considering the U.S. government’s track record as of late (and really, since the beginning of history) no sane person, especially a sane woman, would ever actively plan on Congress or the Prez coming to save them. But alas, this was only the beginning of Guilfoyle’s ramble. Keep reading »

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