I became an American citizen on a rainy Friday a few weeks ago. When I entered the room where the ceremony was held, I was handed a little paper American flag so that I and about 50 other new Americans could wave it as a recorded message from President Obama welcomed us to the country. Then, a very serious-looking man from the government said: "Now make sure you register to vote and exercise your new rights!"
That's what thousands of women did in Zimbabwe in March of 2008. They went out and voted.