Musings

Three Weeks Away From the 2016 Election

We’re on the verge of a pivotal election. It’s momentous, and it’s dangerous. Each candidate brings different risks to the table, risks that could change our country entirely in the matter of four years. And, as my first opportunity to vote, I’m not too thrilled.

It seems as if we’re weighing misogyny, racism, and ignorance against potential corruption and scandal. The funny thing is, we’ve had corrupt presidents in the past. There have been many with scandals and wrong-doings and no one’s batted an eyebut then a woman stepped up to the plate. I’m not saying I support her. Frankly, I don’t support either of them. But as a young woman with her entire life ahead of her, a life I’d like to see full of rights and control over my own body, I have to say: I’m more scared of what the ignorance and misogyny could do to the country.

I am pro-choice. I believe a woman has the right to choose what happens to her body, and that no one else has a right to make that decision for her based on their beliefs. Planned Parenthood does more for those in need than people care to listen to, and deserves funding. No man, no person, has the right to take that away from us.

And they certainly don’t have the right to take away women’s right to vote. When Trump supporters found out their candidate could win if only men voted, they called for a repeal of the 19th amendment. Now, I don’t think it’s going to happen. But it’s one of the most disgusted displays of misogythe ny I’ve seen in awhile.

You can read more about my thoughts on repealing the 19th amendment here.

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