It's the start of a new week, and only one more day until Election Day! Maybe you've already voted, like I did last week, or maybe you're planning to go today or tomorrow. Or, if you're not eligible to vote, you're on tenterhooks to find out the outcome of the races tomorrow night. (I am!) I'm busy with election stuff, but wanted to share a few things to start off an exciting week!
- I was thrilled to see women all over my ballot, running for almost every office, Democrats and Republicans (and the Green Party). It's great to see women getting into the fray. Thousands of women worked for many decades to get women the right to vote, and they can seem like remote figures in 2016, as much as we admire and respect them. But, they were real people with personalities, steely resolve, and strong opinions on how to live your life. "Granddaughters of the Revolution" talks to descendants of 11 suffrage activists, from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Ida B. Wells and more and brings these women to life.
- Actor Mila Kunis wrote a powerful essay about her experiences with sexism as an actor, and what she did when she just didn't want to put up with it anymore. Pose half-naked for a men's magazine? Nope. Work with someone who referred to her as "Ashton Kutcher's baby-mama"? Nope again. Start her own women-led production company? YES!
- My beloved Chicago Cubs won the World Series last week! It took a 10-inning game 7, but they did it! I've spent a lifetime cheering for them as "lovable losers," and I never expected to see them win a World Series, so it's incredibly exciting. Anthony Rizzo, David Ross, and Dexter Fowler made an appearance on SNL Weekend Update (with Bill Murray!)d and it was completely adorable.
Have a great day and don't forget to VOTE!!!