Hi! This is Chloe over in Indianapolis, Indiana. I am here to get a few things off my chest.
I think you should reevaluate how you can appeal to young voters, specifically those that have indicated they would vote for Senator Bernie Sanders in the primary election. I am a great brain to pick, as I am a female Bernie Sanders supporter. I have campaigned for Senator Sanders for several months now, and I am here to tell you how disappointed I was at what Madeline Albright and Gloria Steinem said about women like me. Really, people should be proud to see women voting for whoever they choose! So long ago, we didn’t have that right.
Why are we going to hell because we won’t vote for you? I’m sorry, I didn’t realize I had to support every woman simply because that is her gender identity and we share it?? Should I support Ann Coulter too? How about Sarah Palin or Carly Fiorina? It is so ridiculous that women are being shamed for their voting preferences in 2016. If I want to vote for someone, gender has nothing to do with it.
And as for Gloria Steinem—I will save the seat next to me in Hell for Steinem and her sexist bullshit. To say that I only campaign for Bernie because that is where the boys are? Too many assumptions. And here I will destroy her nonsense:
- Many women DGAF about guys
- Many women are indeed lesbians, asexual, or celibate
- “Yeah, I’m DTF 😉 Let me finish passing out these fliers and voter registration cards,” said no one ever.
- Also: “I’m so glad I’m meeting all these single, available, democratic socialists! It was really worth three hours of canvassing and phone banking!” Yeah, right.
- *Shocker* Women are passionate about politics, too
I love reading about politics. Admittedly, I am not a political wizard, but I do know that you can’t keep attacking women to get their vote. You can’t expect things to be handed to you because of gender, and many of your accomplishments weren’t handed to you! I will settle in for a good term if you win the election because you aren’t a bad person. I admire you. You are just worried you don’t have it in the bag. I want more thoughtful, honest women elected, but not just because they are female. Because they are great Americans.
Thank you, and please make Bernie your running mate if you win the primary. You will get all the young voters. #electiongoals