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Don’t Vote Wihtout Reading This Invaluable Resource: A Book Review For All Voters
Americans tend to dread the political circus splashed across their television screens and phones and the massive amount of Facebook banners during campaigns. The ads seem to be growing to nearly $20 billion dollars for our next election cycle in 2020. Though we live in a time where decisive use of technology could provide our hegemonic distaste for politics with clear examples of candidates. Or could they? According to an expansive study in Minita Sanghvi’s “Gender and Political Marketing in the United States and the 2016 Presidential Election”, media is as biased as ever particularly for female candidates. Though this study is geared toward scholars and students, it should be read by all Americans regardless of gender.
Sanghvi’s pragmatic use of media data is carefully blended with synopses of historical and current events bringing depth and light to gender bias in political marketing. She explores Shirley Chisholm’s rise in the 1960s while combining intimate first-hand experiences of current female mayors, US and state representatives marketing on the campaign trails. The distressing data and first-hand stories of fattism, sexism and ageism could entice any voter to “size up” their female candidates realistically. Sangvhi’s straightforward presentation of experiences lend realism to her study that could define the next cycle of political candidates.
Her scientific creation of Sanghvi’s 4Cs of marketing lend transparency to the exacting nature of female marketing in politics beyond a he/she lens. The parameters of political marketing are forever expanded due to her due diligence in formulating a new theory/method for understanding the depth of gender bias. The paths for gender exploration continue to widen with her inclusion of LGBT and racial barriers in political marketing for females. The double bind is securely and effectively explained in a rainbow of reasoning and examples.
One of the most engaging attributes is her dominant chapter on Clinton vs. Trump. She presents specific events and political marketing occurrences transposed with traditional versus her new 4Cs of marketing theories. These real-time examples are still fresh in the memories of millions of Americans, making this book a modern gateway to “re-learning” our voting patterns.
Sanghvi clearly accomplishes her goals of transcending time, campaigns and gender to present innovative ideas on female candidate campaigns. This study will be a defining focus for any campaigner, voter or candidate. According to this well written study, gender bias is not only alive and well but meandering in new forms of our political future.
August 11th-August 18th, 2019
This week we focus on child sexual abuse and how we can be a part of stopping it. Do you feel safer at night that accused child molesters/rapists Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide and R. Kelly is in jail? You shouldn’t. Every 9 minutes child protection services across the U.S. substantiate cases of sexual assault against children. These two high profile cases just accentuate the rich versus the poor image of crime. But children and rapists are always in this situation. Children never have lawyers, security guards or spotlights, they’re always powerless. Let’s finally tell the truth that we must protect children by advocating for reforms in our churches, schools and in our justice system.
This week we encourage people to use three different methods to speak up and out against child sexual abuse. Please feel free to share to your social media.
July 28th -August 4th, 2019
This week we focus on the lack of self-defense knowledge resources for our girls. Millions of girls become victims of sexual attacks, physical abuse, domestic violence and shootings every year. They are the least prepared to save their own lives in these situations. It’s time we call upon Congress to implement state-led self-defense and victimization classes in our school systems. Please feel free to share these resources.
This week we encourage people to call their Congressional Representatives to inquire on creating legislation to force the state school systemt to include self-defense for girls from 5th to 12th grade. We also encourage readers to register for their own self-defense classes, please use the Women’s Self-Defense Institute to learn more.
Feel free to use eithor of these quick and easy to use pictures to spread the word on the need for self-defense classes to save our girls lives.
June 17th-June 23rd, 2019
This week we focus on the lack of voter choices for the presidential election. There are 733 people running according to filings with the FEC. State ballot requirements may be the reason why we always see only 2-4 per election year. It’s time to make a change. This week we have two political activities.
We ask that people find out how their state either blocks or broadens the avenue for more presidential candidates. American political hegemony begins with our lack of choice. Find out what your state requires and ask for federal changes. https://ballotpedia.org/Ballot_access_for_presidential_candidates
Let’s find out who the strongest caucus in your state is and why? Maybe you’d like to be a part of the primary caucus or maybe you’d like to know who is part of the caucus. Find out more here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/us/elections/2020-presidential-election-calendar.html
June 10th-June 16th, 2019
This week we focused upon the ability to audit our overwhelmed and always financially strapped school systems. We have over 7200 municipal governments that can help us secure audits to understand the issues with our schools funding. We must use our local voices to ensure our children receive the best education.
41% of state revenue goes to school funding. How is all that money spent? Call your school district today to request a copy of their audit or request an audit.
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June 3rd-June 9th, 2019
This week we focused upon Freedom of Speech. Since we are a regionally based country should the right to speech be made on the local level? Americans still feel they’d die for the right but our current generation has its own guidelines.
How does your neighbor feel about Freedom of Speech? The majority of Americans may not agree with our right being uncontested. Is it time to create federalist laws to forbid offensive speech? https://www.pewresearch.org/topics/free-speech/
A special infographic for this week
May 27th-June 2nd, 2019
This week we focused upon the abortion debacle. Is our nation grappling with reversing women’s rights or protecting the life of a child? In either way, someone must lose.
Find out more about your states abortion laws with Miami Herald extensive article-https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article230422294.html
May 20th-26th, 2019
This week we focused on trade and it’s effects on Americans. In a nation that seems to be flourishing with immense job reports and an economic rebound, can restarting manufacturing make us even more stable?
Find out if your community could stop the #tradewar by re-starting businesses in America’s small towns. https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/investment-capital
May 13th-19th, 2019
This week we focused on the Second Amendment. In a nation that seems to grow more violent, though professionals insist American violence is decreasing, we must know our rights. We focused on Stand Your Ground and the economic impact on survivors of violence. It’s better to know your rights today than find out after an altercation.
Does your state protect victims of crime? Find out more here: https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/29/us/stand-your-ground-law-explainer-trnd/index.html