Today was the day I, Theresa Twum, got to vote. Being the only person in my family qualified to vote makes me feel so special. Being my first time voting, I had no idea what to expect. I thought about how long the lines were going to be and about the time I would have to wait in line. To my surprise the lines were very long but moved very quickly. By the time I knew it, I was ready to slide my ballot into the voting box. On my way to TORCH, all I could think about was how lucky and blessed I am to be an American. Not everyone in the USA gets to vote, so for me it was a big deal. It feels so good to be an American when it comes to Election Day because your vote does count.
During this week on Facebook I saw that a few girls were being bullied on pictures that they sent in the past and have now put on Facebook for everyone to see. I felt the pain that both these girls felt, but at the same time I asked myself why would they send naked pictures of themselves to someone that they barely know. But it’s never right to bully, no matter what the situation is.
“Scroll through the titles and subtitles of recent books, and you will read that women have become ‘The Richer Sex,’ that ‘The Rise of Women Has Turned Men Into Boys,’ and that we may even be seeing ‘The End of Men.’ Several of the authors of these books posit that we are on the verge of a ‘new majority of female breadwinners,’” where middle-class wives lord over their husbands while demoralized single men ‘take refuge in perpetual adolescence.’”
The following was a quote my expository writing teacher read out loud to my class a few weeks ago which was published in a newspaper. Once he began reading, I was captivated. I realized that for once something good has been brought to the attention of society and females are being given the adulation they deserve. Working at TORCH has made me realize that I want my future career to revolve around reproductive health. If possible, I would like to major in “Women’s Studies.” A health clinic coordinator? A reproductive health counselor? I’m not entirely sure yet, but I’m thankful for being given the opportunity to gain knowledge of how us females have been oppressed throughout history and still remain.
As some of you may know, Mitt Romney is a firm anti-choice candidate. Romney has consistently opposed the Roe vs. Wade court case that legalized abortion. He has said that if he were elected, he wouldn’t look forward to restricting women’s freedom rights. That’s a lie. He supports Congress’s efforts to restrict the rights of females. His campaign is very misleading, and Romney believes the abortion issue is a barrier that would stop him from winning the election if he is so open about restricting female rights and reversing the Roe vs. Wade case.
Some of his statements referring to his anti-choice pledge are:
“I support the reversal of Roe vs. Wade, because it is bad law and bad medicine. Roe was a misguided ruling that was a result of a small group of activist federal judges legislating from the bench.
Also, “And as president, I will support efforts to prohibit federal funding for any organization like Planned Parenthood, which primarily performs abortions or offers abortion-related services.”
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If you have seen on the internet lately Lady Gaga has posted a picture of herself in a BRA and PANTIES with the title “bulimia and anorexia since I was 15”. At no moment did she ask her fans to pose nude and post it online. I like that Lady Gaga is showing an all-natural picture of herself because you don’t see any other famous person doing that unless its photo shopped. If Lady Gaga wants to pose in her BRA and PANTIES then she should.