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Has women's sufferage changed the way America thinks about voting?

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    The fight for women's suffrage was long and difficult, but it was finally written into law in 1920. For the first time in our countries history, a woman's right to vote was enshrined in the Constitution.

    Our countries history has been a messy crawl towards equal suffrage for all. Each and every group outside of the monied elite have had to fight to have their voices heard. The women's suffrage movement might have light the spark for the Civil Rights movement and subsequent passage of the 24th Amendment.

    Women are becoming more and more powerful in deciding the direction of this country. Women made up fifty-four percent of the electorate in the 2012 election and the results were very encouraging. There will now be 78 women in the House of Representatives and, for the first time in our Nations history, 20 female Senators. The 2012 elections alone saw 11 women elected to the Senate. With recent demographic trends, I believe that these numbers are only going to head up.

    Thoughts on how women voters have changed the way that America votes now and going into the future?
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    Clearly, there is an obvious change in the various demographics that are coming out to vote, taking up political office, having there voice being heard, etc. Where the clear major voice in America once was the white male, now is giving way to Hispanics and women, primarily. Its not completely there yet, but it just seems a matter of time until the playing field is completely neutral, if not swayed completely to having the majority voice in this country be what we once called "the minorities". And, women represent the largest sector of what once did not influence, but now does. Political parties will have to really understand this in any future election, if they wish to win going forward.
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    jaredsxtn Wrote: The fight for women's suffrage was long and difficult, but it was finally written into law in 1920. For the first time in our countries history, a woman's right to vote was enshrined in the Constitution.

    Our countries history has been a messy crawl towards equal suffrage for all. Each and every group outside of the monied elite have had to fight to have their voices heard. The women's suffrage movement might have light the spark for the Civil Rights movement and subsequent passage of the 24th Amendment.

    Women are becoming more and more powerful in deciding the direction of this country. Women made up fifty-four percent of the electorate in the 2012 election and the results were very encouraging. There will now be 78 women in the House of Representatives and, for the first time in our Nations history, 20 female Senators. The 2012 elections alone saw 11 women elected to the Senate. With recent demographic trends, I believe that these numbers are only going to head up.

    Thoughts on how women voters have changed the way that America votes now and going into the future?


    Thoughts ? I think women are a generally more beneficent influence in the electorate. However, as elected officials they are servants of the system. ....and political systems make their own demands on those who try to manipulate it........ What difference did it make to the problems ordinary English people that someone like MargaretThatcher was making decisions concerning their lives ? She was a right wing bully. The sytem has its own dynamic. The thing what needs to be changed in this country is the devisive economic system that drives it......not the heads that manipulate the laws that allow it to function.....not the heads and not the sex of the practitioners.
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    It's great that women are voting in large numbers. In perfect world we would have 95+ % of potential voters vote.
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    Well said, leftofcenter. I agree with much of your argument, but one can not discount the impact that females and liberals that are coming into our national political environment could have. Senator-elect Warren being placed on the Senate banking committee is a good start. I fully agree with you that we need to change the divisive economic system that currently drives our country, but we might disagree on how to make that a reality. We need liberals and progressives to get into our government and make that change happen. That's the way the Constitution works. The more diverse that our government becomes, the better chance we have of the government writing laws that will be beneficial towards the lower and middle classes and not skewed towards the rich.
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    jaredsxtn Wrote: Well said, leftofcenter. I agree with much of your argument, but one can not discount the impact that females and liberals that are coming into our national political environment could have. Senator-elect Warren being placed on the Senate banking committee is a good start. I fully agree with you that we need to change the divisive economic system that currently drives our country, but we might disagree on how to make that a reality. We need liberals and progressives to get into our government and make that change happen. That's the way the Constitution works. The more diverse that our government becomes, the better chance we have of the government writing laws that will be beneficial towards the lower and middle classes and not skewed towards the rich.
    I live in Massachusetts. I suupported Sen. Elect Warren. She may turn out to be the best thing that's happened in the Senate for some time.....if she works for the things she campaigned on and doesn't get sucked into the old boy network. I don't think she will.....As far as this dysfunctional system we're living with....political and economic.....I feel that where's there's life there's hope......but after a lifetime of waiting for long needed changes.....the hope has gotten pretty slim. Onward
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    I fully agree with you. I wish I could have voted for her, myself!