The people who say they won't vote for Hillary Clinton just because she's a woman are driving me nuts.It's the latest thing in feminism, apparently, to eschew voting for an extremely well-qualified female candidate in favor of another in the legion of white men who have run the country since the beginning of time. But yes, the essence of freedom is that people - men and women - are free to vote regardless of gender or race or anything else....more
On Tuesday, May 3, I tuned into a discussion between Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List. EMILY's List is an organization that specifically helps pro-choice, Democratic women get elected to public office. When I tuned into the discussion (ten minutes late due to technical issues on my end, but that's another story), Sen. Gillibrand and Schriock were discussing the importance of electing more women to office.
While many women are devastated by Obama's selection of Joe Biden as a running mate, those concerned with achieving higher rates of female representation in elected offices should remember that the game is not over this election year. There numerous progressive women running for office all over the nation. Since an enormous portion of laws and policies that affect women are make outside of the Oval Office, don't write off 2008 as a big year for women just yet.