The genres that are encouraging — and discouraging — you to vote

K. Latham, I Voted Sticker, flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

These days, it seems like politicians are constantly recruiting our votes. Or restricting/gerrymandering our voting possibilities. Gee, maybe that means our votes are powerful. That we have power.

As part of my drive to help people become aware of the ways language, texts, and genres influence us without our noticing…