Thursday, August 26, 2010

90th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

A quick note to say that today, the 90th anniversary of women getting the right to vote via the 19th amendment, is a great day to make sure all the women you know have the right to vote. Especially considering that many of the GOP candidates out there are against abortion IN ALL CASES, meaning they want to force rape victims who get pregnant to have their rapists' babies. Meaning they want women at risk to die rather than have an abortion. Meaning they're fascist fucks who want the government involved in your personal decisions while they scream about limiting government.

So make sure all the women you know are aware of this and are registered to vote.

Now, for some history on how women got the right to vote, in a story guaranteed to choke up even the codgiest old dudes like me, read Gail Collins' piece, My Favorite August.

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