Well, using the words of a phrase very popular when I was in middle school, “YOU ARE A LOSER!”
And yes, if I saw you in person, I would hold up my index finger and thumb in the shape of an L, place it on my forehead, and call you one.
If you are able and eligible to vote, you damn well better be voting.
Vote in honor of Susan B. Anthony, who died 14 years before the passage of the 19th Amendment in the USA. (And she would most definitely be voting NO ON PROP 8!)
Vote in honor of Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stow, Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, Ida B. Wells, Harriet Jacobs, Cesar Chavez, Shirley Chisolm, Jeanette Rankin, and Cindy Sheehan.
Vote to honor the over 100 year long battle for suffrage in the US. (See an overview here.)
And, if you don’t think there are not STILL misogynIDIOTS who think women should not be able to vote, see the petition here, which has 70 supporters. At least 70 a-holes out there think you and your vagina should stay away from the polls!
As an editorial in the in NY Times argues, “The right to vote should never be curtailed in a way that disenfranchises a whole class of people.” This same editorial, entitled “Go Away: You Can’t Vote,” details the problems with disenfranchising ex-felons, parolees, and those on probation from voting. Vote in honor of these people.
And, don’t stop there. Get involved in other ways. As the United Farm Workers encourage,
Get involved with the process: drive an elderly neighbor to the polls; call 10 friends and family and remind them to vote; and/or help a candidate. It’s not too late to make a difference–candidates across the country need your help on Election Day. Call your favorite candidate’s campaign office and ask how you can help. You may also find this information by visiting their website.
Please make a difference…VOTE & encourage others to do the same.
Si Se Puede!
Vote in honor of Sarah Haskins, who created this wonderful “Target: Suffrage” video.
Vote in honor of Sara Benincasa, who does a better Palin than Palin.
And, once your done voting for the day, celebrate with the wonderful film Iron Jawed Angels. There have been so many “iron jawed angels” that have suffered persecution and arrest so that we here in November 2008 can vote and get one of those nifty little “I Voted” stickers.
So, vote! Vote! Vote!
And if you “don’t have time” or “you don’t want to go out in the rain” (it’s raining here in San Diego which San Diegans treat as a MAJOR weather catastrophe), well, you truly are a mega-wattage LOSER!
If that doesn’t do it, maybe the women below and their “male sympathizer” will remind you of the historical fight that has gone into you being able to vote. Get thee to the polls!