voting

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Perry rips off her pajamas in the middle of what I can only assume is a high school gym being used as a pretend voting location. READ MORE »


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Like well-known voter ID laws, the measures upheld in the Midwest will keep mostly poor minorities form voting, but they receive much less attention. READ MORE »


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New Yorkers! Attention! Here is what you should do if you find yourself in peril of being disenfranchised at the voting box today. READ MORE »


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Alabama, a state with Voter ID laws, is closing drivers license offices in counties with over 75 percent black people. READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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. READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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. READ MORE »


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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” READ MORE »


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A Pew study looks at the differences in online harassment for men and women, and what do ya know, women are more often the target. [Slate]
Feminist blogger Lindy West imagines a social network that is specifically feminist and anti-racist. [Daily Dot]
Read about racism in the newsroom. [New Republic]
A… READ MORE »


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Hell yes to our incredibly smooth President. Remember that time that he totally owned the birthers at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner literally a day before Osama Bin Laden was tracked down and killed? If you don’t, enjoy it. It’s hilarious.

Anyway, if he can keep his cool under a situation like… READ MORE »


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I don’t have much money to donate, so I assume politicians don’t care about me personally. But I guess I forgot about various “voting blocs” and how I’m probably listed on a sheet somewhere as “female,” “middle-class” and maybe “shrieking feminist harpy.” Even though — obviously — all Latinos or veterans or parents don’t vote… READ MORE »


Celebs

Robin Thicke has broken his silence following his just-announced split from wife Paula Patton, issuing this boring statement: “I want to thank everyone for the well wishes these last few days. My fans mean everything to me. I’m looking forward to getting back on out on the road and performing in  Washington DC this… READ MORE »


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Welcome to Pakistan! Home to the second largest gender gap in the world, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2012 Global Gender Gap Report. Many women in Pakistan face violence, intimidation and sometimes death for wanting to receive an education. Sounds like a recipe for repression.

The AP reports that in 564 of 64,000… READ MORE »


Celebs

Did you vote on Election Day? I hope so — if not, you have no excuse, because even the very famous and very busy managed to make it to the polls. After the jump, a few of the celebs who were snapped casting their ballots. And look at that, they’re just like us: they came… READ MORE »


galleries

Once upon a time, women were not legally allowed to vote. Some people believed that there was no need for women to vote, because a wife’s political position should always be the same as her husband’s. Other people thought that if middle-class white women exercised this right the same way as white men, the next… READ MORE »


Highlights

I have been a registered voter since the week I turned 18 years old. Admittedly, at 18, I was fairly clueless about the people for whom I’d be voting, but I educated myself on each of them the best I could and embraced the privilege like no other. This opportunity, for me, was far more… READ MORE »


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