Friday, January 4, 2013

Women’s Day

The number of women in the United States Senate grew quite a bit yesterday, including Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, the first openly gay senator; Mazie Hirono of Hawai’i, the first Buddhist; and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who is on the Banking Committee.

Women now make up one-fifth of the Senate, even though women represent the majority of people in the country.

HT to Digby.

4 barks and woofs on “Women’s Day

  1. It is a good thing, but it sure seems like some slow progress considering the Seneca Falls convention for women’s rights happened in 1848. I would love to see the numbers increase and a woman president, sooner rather than later.

  2. We’re waaaaay past due for a woman as president. Other countries have had female heads of state but we haven’t even had a woman as VP. Hilary is eminently qualified, probably more than anyone else. I wish she’d run in ’16 but can understand why she wouldn’t want to.

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