Not something I do often. Other people spend way too much time on it.
Still: I keep encountering people who can’t be bothered to vote, or who claim a sort of political nihilism about the major parties, because “they’re all the same.”
Trust me, I am not starry-eyed about anyone running for office. Still, we have one party in the United States which — irrespective of economic and foreign policy positions — endorses the use of cutting edge science to give women control over their own bodies. We have another party that essentially advocates leaving women at the mercy of biology.
My life would not have been possible if I had not had access to birth control, and, eventually, surgical sterilization. I could not have been the person I am, been freed to use my body and mind as I chose, been able to marry someone I loved without the fear of our lives being ruined by unwanted reproduction. (If I had ever been told that I had no choice but to give birth, I would have blown my brains out, or failing the means to do that, bled out from a wound inflicted by a blunt knife if that was my only recourse. Trust me.)
One of our major parties believes that women are entitled to all the advances of science. The other seems to think that it is A-OK, in an era of advanced technology, to limit women to the choice between being, in effect, nuns or incubators.
This amounts to saying that the whole human race is human, or that half the human race is human and the other half livestock.
I vote for the side that thinks I am human. Everything else is negotiable.