I am literally twiddling my f*&%ing thumbs

by John Waters, from jameswagner.com

November 2nd is fast approaching, and early voting is already available in a bunch of states. So I have a question for you: What’s your fucking excuse for not voting?

You know that enthusiasm gap you’ve been hearing so much about? Don’t fall into it! And if you’re in a state with an candidate on the ballot who believes that a woman who gets pregnant as the result of rape or incest should be forced to carry that pregnancy to term – I’m looking at you, Kentucky, Arizona, Colorado – well, you know what to do.

Twiddling your thumbs is not an acceptable excuse. Also unacceptable: “I’m fucking looking at paparazzi photos of Kim Kardashian’s cellulite” and “I’m getting a fucking ill-advised tattoo.”

You can find a complete list of totally unacceptable excuses for not voting, learn where your nearest polling place is, and figure out whether or not you’re even fucking registered to vote, at this totally NSFW site.

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

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