23 Oct '13, 12am

Women May Have to Win Back the Right to Vote Less Than 100 Years After Gaining it

Women May Have to Win Back the Right to Vote Less Than 100 Years After Gaining it

Recently, we’ve noticed a growing trend in new ways of limiting the right to vote. From the pre-election voter purge in Virginia to the two tiered voting system being proposed in some Midwestern and Western states, the “right” to vote is becoming as hard to access as the “right” to an abortion. Perhaps that explains why the latest target for denying the right to vote is women voters themselves. A new voter ID law in Texas is expected to be exceptionally difficult for the women of the state, as the only acceptable ID will be a valid photo ID with your legal name on it. As The New Civil Rights Movement points out , that is a requirement that would specifically make it harder for women to vote, since women tend to, for the most part, be the only ones who change their names during a marriage or a divorce. “Women voters will have to show legal proof of a name change: a marriage...

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