Speak Up and Vote for Women’s Rights

Speak Up and Vote for Women’s Rights

By: Tracy Madlener

I am absolutely speechless at how many women I have talked to that brush off or ignore the importance of the upcoming election.  I refuse to believe that there are women who don’t support women.  When I hear other women say that the economy and jobs is what’s most important to them, my face scrunches up and the look in my eyes of disbelief is inevitable.

Does this seem right to you? (Image from https://www.facebook.com/beingliberal.org)

How can women ever help the economy or get any equal to men’s high paying jobs if women aren’t even allowed to make decisions about their own bodies?  If the men in politics view women by saying such nonsense as, “If it’s inevitable (rape), just enjoy it…” -Clayton Williams or, “…women are paid less because they choose to be paid less…” -Glenn Grothman  that’s okay with you?

 It’s not okay.  It’s not just one stupid politician, it’s many and women need to wake up and realize that these politicians are trying to keep women from moving forward.  Take a good look with eyes wide open and know that the majority stance of the Republican Party is not in favor of women.  I wanted to make a list for this post of all the politicians on both sides of the aisle who do not stand up for women’s rights that are running for office, but then I read that every single GOP Senator voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act… what the??… WHAT?  Are you angry yet?  Every Republican Senator that was present to vote for this bill voted NO to women and to equal pay.

Umm… yeah… sums it up about right there…

Are we trying to go back in time?  We will if we vote for the Republican ticket.  I keep harping on this issue, and I’ve been saying over and over again that it’s not an election about party, this election is about Women’s Rights.

I am voting to move women forward on November 6th, but mostly, I am fighting for my young daughter’s future rights.  I want her to grow up confident knowing that the world is at her feet and she is able to make her own decisions that are best for her and know that whatever she chooses to do, she can do it just as good as the boys and be equally compensated for her successes.  I will not ignore the importance of this election, and I will not remain speechless.

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  1. Wendy says:

    I am so sick and tired of voting by party. I want to vote issue by issue and have the representatives do OUR bidding. They are setting the agenda, not the people. And we’re the ones that finance it and live with the consequences of their actions.

    • Tracy says:

      Thank you for bringing up party Wendy! When writing this post, my whole intent is about equality for women, nothing more and definitely nothing less.

  2. MM says:

    I couldn’t agree more. They say your average person votes with their own personal pocketbook in mind, and little else. But I think some people forget that what is more important than money, are basic human rights. Within this category of human rights lies the rights of 51% of the world, and this nation’s, population– women.

    • Tracy says:

      Wouldn’t it be nice if it were a true Sisterhood amongst women? To let women live their lives freely in every aspect of living? No judgement or hate, just support for each individual doing their own thing taking care of their own responsibilities…

  3. MM says:

    Just for the record, my father, my husband, and both my brothers always vote in favor of (or in alignment to) women’s rights. To them, it’s a given– the right and proper thing to do. So there are definitely men out there who understand. I hope we can get more women on board, as well. Unity of men and women, not division! : )

  4. Tracy says:

    I know there are those that will disagree with my post, that’s okay, that’s why we vote. I believe in perspectives and I’m always up for a new view with an open mind. When I give you a new view, have an open mind… I’m not bashing, I’m not being mean spirited and I’m not pushing my religion or party on you, I’m simply pushing equality…

  5. Grace Alexander says:

    When I talk about voting for people who support those I love being equal with everyone else, someone always pops up and calls me a Republican hating liberal. They don’t seem to understand that the fact that the Republican party does not promote equality is not my fault. 😉

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