21 January 2013

Those Wildly Symbolic Americans

Today, Martin Luther King's Birthday (well, holiday commemorating same), Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term. And January marks the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 13th amendment that freed slaves. That is delightfully symbolic.

So given Americans' seeming penchant for symbolism, it's hard to imagine that they'll be able to resist voting in a woman in the 2020 election, the year that will mark the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment that gave women the right to vote.

It takes us awhile, but we might just get past these silly prejudices yet. And isn't that cool?

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