Thursday, August 26, 2004

Let's Celebrate Women's Political Voices

This post may also be found at Rox Populi.

Eighty-four years ago today, women in the United States were given the right to vote. While many would offer up a "you've come a long way, baby," few would argue that women are truly equal to men in our society.

Anyway, to honor the day, here's a snap-shot of women's blogs and the issues they cover:

  • Jessica, writing at BushvsChoice, believes that the only practical choice for women in the upcoming presidential election is a vote for John Kerry.

  • Morgaine wonders why the fuck Tucker Carlson is now on PBS. Me too.

  • ms. jared, blogging at Sinister Girls wonders why some women don't vote: "So, refresh my memory. Some women won't vote this year because--why, exactly? We have carpool duties? We have to get to work? Our vote doesn't matter? It's raining? Last week, there was a sparsely attended screening of HBO's new movie "Iron Jawed Angels." It is a graphic depiction of the battle these women waged so that I could pull the curtain at the polling booth and have my say. I am ashamed to say I needed the reminder." To evote the sentiment of my mother's generation: Right on, sistah! The fact that some women don't vote just plain pisses me off. And don't give me excuses about how much busier women are than men. I call bullshit.

  • Susan points to an interesting article on Bush and the new over-time regs at Suburban Guerilla.

  • Shameless Agitator is "stepping up to the plate" and doing volunteer work for the Kerry campaign.

  • Wonder if a man can truly be a feminist? So does Aurora at A Wicked Muse.

  • Sensory Overload doesn't think Walmart, a new sponsor of NPR, should help determine how we see the world.

  • Verbatim, one of my few blog links to the world of women raising kids, reminds her readers that the Republican Party contains "rotten planks" in it's 2004 Party Platform. Here, here.

  • Asarte laments the use of "Sex in the City" to characterize single women voters at Utopia Hell.

  • My favorite holoholo girl (and that's saying a lot), Nohealani, questions the timing of terror alerts.

  • The controversey over Mark Thatcher's recent arrest is well-covered by Kathryn Cramer.

  • Elle recommends The Passion of the Christ Blooper Reel.

  • Trish Wilson shockingly reveals parts of the Bible she thinks are HOT.

  • Echnide insists she has a sense of humor, despite the fact she thinks the "uniforms" worn by female Olympians competing in beach volleyball are inappropriate.

  • You can read about the "Coalition of the Idiots" over at Eat Your Vegetables.

  • Dru Blood covers the campaign to convince Starbucks "that harassing nursing mamas is not cool" here.

  • If you're pissed when you hear someone use a word that describes the female anatomy as the ultimate insult, read this at Des Femmes.

  • As you know, the situation is Sudan is getting worse. Well, there's something you can do to fight it and Elayne Riggs has some resources for action.

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    I found this photo a few days back at Strangechord, where Emily points out what the Bush administration thinks of free speech.

  • If you have children, Shari wants you to take the No Child Left Behind survey.

  • Check out Blondesense for the best review of the best political theater I've seen in some time.

  • Amy wants politicians to start telling the truth.

  • You can read about "Kodak and Racism" at Jeneane Sessum's Allied.

  • Jo, prolific blogger extraordinare, had this to say about the recent report on AG: "It just galls me so much that the neocons pretend to have "character" and to be ethically cleaner than the rest of us. It's simply appalling. An independent group has concluded that Rumsfeld is responsible for the abuses at Abu Ghraib. Yes! Of course! If there were no clear guidelines for interrogation, and the attitude was "anything goes in a war," then no SHIT you're going to get clueless 19-year-olds doing stupid things and blowing the whole "anywhere Americans go, people want to BE us, and democracy will follow" delusion."

  • Sheelzebub wants you to join the "War on Democracy."

  • Mad Kane has written a song in "celebration" of next week's RNC confab.

  • Did Cheney's recent revolt against Bush vis-a-vis gay marriage catch you off-guard? Amanda at Mousewords questions the timing of this "revelation" and doesn't think Cheney should be admired for it.

  • Anne Zook reviews The Emerging Democratic Majority.

  • Mac Diva reports on an interesting new twist in the Kobe Bryant case.

  • This post at Body and Soul is guaranteed to make you smile.

  • If you read my blog regularly, it's no secret that I have the utmost disrespect for Michelle Malkin. If you do too, check out this post at Burningbird.

I'm certain I've left out many important, relevant women's blogs in this entry. So, please feel free to add your suggestions here.

And the next time some moron suggests that women don't do political blogging or women don't read blogs, tell them to shut the fuck up.

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