Unmarried women have had the largest increase in new eligible voters since the 2012 election with more than ten million new voters. In 2012, if unmarried women voted in the same numbers as married women, the difference would have been an additional 6.5 million more votes cast.
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I learned of her death as I was making breakfast for my son. My eyes welled up with tears as I buttered his toast, unable to grasp the reality that this was the first moment in a world without her. I realized how important she was to me. As I continued our morning routine, I … Continue reading
I voted for the first time four months after I turned 18. I’d been waiting to vote since I was seven years old and I was giddy with the prospect. I had just moved to Los Angeles for college, and while I paid attention to politics, I wasn’t yet that informed on the state and … Continue reading
Michael Sam was a star football player at the University of Missouri. At the end of his final season, he came out publicly as gay. The move was noteworthy since there was great speculation that Sam would be a top pick during the NFL draft. On the last day, many were wondering if the NFL … Continue reading
In 1968, Virginia Slims cigarettes were introduced by Philip Morris and targeted to women. The slogan, “You’ve come a long way, baby”, was all about feminism and women’s liberation, acknowledgement that women were allowed more choices, like being able to smoke — but in a ladylike fashion, of course. The campaign seems laughable now, considering … Continue reading