20 Million Single Women Didn't Vote in 2004
Sister babes, what is UP with that?
I don't CARE if you were at work, I don't CARE if you had to get to the gym, I don't CARE if you had a pedicure scheduled or if you were babysitting your sister's kids or if you had a night class to get to or if you had to wax the kitchen floor or wax your legs that day or if you feel totally disenfranchised because no matter what you do, the same old asshats get elected to office.
That is NO EXCUSE, sister babes! You are NOT disenfranchised! Don't give me any 'tude about it, either! Did you see that fine movie "Iron Jawed Angels" where Hilary Swank tromped around in those adorable cloche hats as suffragist Alice Paul and suffered and practically starved to death in prison so that we could have the right to vote? What's yer problem, girls?
In all seriousness, vote in November. Vote in every election. Don't take this for granted. Don't blow this off. Don't be a fine, hard-working, great person in every other area of your life and behave like a moron around this issue.
Watch these videos and be inspired. Not by the bad eyebrow lift sported by one of the key actresses, but by the call to be involved in the democratic process, by gum:
Spend some time on this site, then spread the word. The next time one of your oh-so-sophisticated friends says she's not voting as a form of protest against the corruption of the system, throw your wadded up napkin at her and tell her to grow up, wake up, and wise up. And mean it.
If women don't stop being so cutesy-cozy with each other, so freaking understanding, we're going to keep getting the leadership we deserve. Meanwhile, what kind of example are we setting for the little girls in our lives?
[Thanks to PeaceBang reader Suzanah who wrote to me all the way from PRAGUE to pimp these videos]