Posts tagged "voting"

Just Look At This Asshole: Alabama Develops Clever Way To Keep Black People From Voting

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

Robyn Pennacchia / October 1, 2015

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

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…

Claire Hannum / November 5, 2014

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 5, 2014

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

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]…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 4, 2014

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

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 u…

Claire Hannum / November 4, 2014

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

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.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 24, 2014

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

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”…

Claire Hannum / October 23, 2014

New Pew Study Shows That Women Are More Likely To Be Sexually Harassed Online

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]

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 22, 2014

President Obama Gets Heckled At The Illinois Polls And Is Characteristically Smooth In Response

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 21, 2014

All The Single Ladies (Are Getting Politicians Excited)!

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…

Jessica Wakeman / July 3, 2014

Robin Thicke Breaks His Silence Post-Split, Thanks Fans For Their Support

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 thi…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 26, 2014

Men In Pakistan Village Decide Women Are Not Allowed To Vote

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…

Sarah Gray / May 8, 2013

13 Celebs Rocking The Vote

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…

Julie Gerstein / November 7, 2012

10 Reminders From Olde Time-y Suffragettes That You Should Vote!

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…

Jessica Wakeman / November 6, 2012

Girl Talk: Why I’d Never Date Someone Who Doesn’t Vote

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…

Amanda Chatel / November 5, 2012

Now And Then: Getting Women To Vote

There are just two more weeks left until the presidential election will decide if Barack Obama will stay in the Oval Office for another four years or Mitt Romney will become our country’s next commander-in-chief. With the final presidential debate tonight and early voting starting in some states, now’s the time to make sure you’re…

Pop Sugar / October 23, 2012

Women Can Vote And Run For Office, King Of Saudi Arabia Declares

Saudi Arabian women may now vote and run for office, King Abdullah declared on Sunday, ending a portion of the restriction on women’s rights in the region. Women in Saudi Arabia are still required to have a male chaperone (usually a male relative) to do most things and are still forbidden from driving. Therefore, the…

Jessica Wakeman / September 26, 2011

Puppies Pick The Next Nevada State Senator

Puppies, always so political. Like the five puppies polled on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” Pups Roger Blain, Brian Johnson, Kyle McAdams, Lisa Armstrong and Gary Frick were asked which Nevada senator they’d vote for: Republican Sharron Angle or Democrat Harry Reid. Four our of five puppies chose Reid, and majority paws wins. [BuzzFeed]…

Julie Gerstein / October 29, 2010

How To: Hook Up On Election Day

Sure, it’s Election Day, but that doesn’t mean you have to be all about the politics. You’re focused on the candidates, the issues, the outcome — but that doesn’t mean you’re not thinking about the opposite sex, too. So, here’s a few tips on how to get frisky in election-friendly ways.


Simcha / November 4, 2008

Dealbreaker: He Voted For The Wrong Guy

I like to think of myself as a fair, open-minded individual. I have my opinions, sure, but I certainly don’t begrudge anyone for holding a different set of views than I do. In the past, I’ve dated plenty of guys with whom I don’t always agree, like the guy who counted Phil Collins as a…

Wendy Atterberry / November 4, 2008