Happy Election Day! Here are some reasons to #GOTV

Honestly, I feel a little bit like this girl:

I doubt we have to remind any Feministing readers that there’s a lot in stake in this election. But as someone who sorta hates electoral politics, always feels burnt-out at this point in the season, and doesn’t exactly get a boner from having to actually go to my polling place to vote (how old-fashioned does that seem?), I think it never hurts to offer some final reminders of why it is important to actually do the damn thing today. So, throughout the day, we’ll be bringing you some reasons to, as Sugar says, “vote like a motherfucker.

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like Cosmopolitan.com, TheAtlantic.com, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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