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Rock the slut vote


It’s not the slickest website, but we love the idea of RockTheSlutVote.com — embracing the insult that’s meant to dismiss, discredit and silence “uppity” women in order to increase voter turn-out for political candidates who respect women’s rights. Yes, the art-work is cheesy (stock illustrations of impossibly thin, pretty, sexy fashionistas all apparently wearing miracle bras for the most part — we guess they’re trying to project the slutty stereotype???); and yes, it could all just be a cover to sell poorly designed CafePress merch (their logo is a cheesy lipstick imprint, ugh); but it does make it fairly easy to get registered to vote. Plus, we love the list that rips off the “You might be a red neck if…” format on their homepage — here’s a sample:

You might be a slut…

  • If you’ve ever used contraception
  • If you’ve ever been tested for an STD
  • If you voted for Hillary in 2008
  • If you’ve ever gone to Planned Parenthood
  • If you’ve ever donated to Planned Parenthood
  • If you’ve ever taken a pregnancy test
  • If you’re single or the mom of a single mom
  • If you teach your daughters about safe sex
  • If you think being called a feminist is a compliment
  • If you don’t want your employer policing your health care
  • If you’re still buying Dixie Chick CDs
  • If you’ve ever lived with a boyfriend
  • If you want to marry your girlfriend
  • If you’ve ever been divorced
  • If you’ve ever had an abortion
  • If you speak up when they tell you to shut up

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