Last Minute Thoughts: Voting for the Pro-Woman Candidate is Voting for the Economy

This column originally appeared at Finding (Un)Common Ground.

I have been accused of being a one issue voter. My one issue?

Women.

Why? Well, it is quite simple. I believe (and research shows) when women are empowered, society wins. What does empowerment mean to me? It means access to education, job opportunities, pay equity, and control of our reproduction in order to take advantage of said education and those, hopefully, well-paying jobs.

So, when my friends tell me that we have to look beyond “women’s issues” to focus on the economy, well I get so mad, I see green. I’d thought for my good health I would take a few breaths and explain how women’s issues are economic issues.

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One response to “Last Minute Thoughts: Voting for the Pro-Woman Candidate is Voting for the Economy

  1. Melissa Freeman

    So happy it is an Obama day! Good karma all the way around. Hope things are going well with your healing process. Know I am thinking about you. Here’s to a happy day for all the women in the world! XO, Melissa

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