(OpEdNews.com) -- Many themes have featured in the interminable run-up to the 2014 mid-term election: Obamacare, Obama's use of presidential power, Iraq/Syria, fracking, to mention only a few. But the theme that is perhaps most central to the election -- the role of women in our democracy -- has gotten little press attention. Yet it's women who will decide the outcome on November 4th. What do they want?
In 2012, 53 percent of all voters were women and 55 percent of them voted for Barack Obama. Women fueled Obama's victory over Romney; there was a 20-point gender gap. According to The Center for American Women and Politics, 63.7 percent of eligible women voted versus 59.8 percent of eligible men.
Despite their political importance, US women remain second-class citizens.
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