Wednesday, February 06, 2019

State of the Women

Who needs a palate cleanser after that orange trash bag squintily read off a teleprompter for 82 minutes? How about the 89 democratic congresswomen from the House of Representatives, many of them wearing suffragette white, making their presence felt at the State of the Union instead. Yeah, much better.

Hey, curious about how the two parties have done electing women to the House of Representatives in the last 30 years?

In 1989, there were 29 women in the House:
16 Democrats
13 Republicans

In 2019, there are 102 women in the House:
89 Democrats
13 Republicans

Crazy how women tend to feel more welcome and included and valued in a party that – and I’m just spitballing here – believes they have their own autonomy, deserve full equality and should be allowed to make reproductive choices about their bodies without invasive government interference. Like I was saying, crazy.

Other things you should know about last nights SOTU? Well, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brought Ana María Archila, the woman who confronted now retired and perpetually spineless Senator Jeff Flake in an elevator about her sexual assault, promoting to have a conscience for about 30 seconds. Also, AOC wore what I believe is a white tank top under her suffragette white suit. So, you know, there’s that.

All in all, I think the night can be summed up in one image: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi giving Trump the ultimate participation trophy clap before his big boy TV time speech.


Osiris said...

Actually I found his speech last night to be more partisan and inclusive than anything I have heard in the past. He reached out to Democrats to work together. We shall see if its rhetoric or not. I just want my Govt to work together. Very tired of the do nothing stalemate nature of politics this country has adapred.

Lucy Hallowell said...

Not to be THAT lesbian, but AOC is unfairly hot. She's brilliant and clever and I can't wait for her to continue to kick ass in politics but also..... damn she's hot.

Carmen SanDiego said...

AOC giving us tank top Tuesday

Panty Buns said...

I love Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, love her OOTD, and love the fact that she brought Ana Maria Archila with her. Since I did not feel like vomiting for hours on end, and since virtually everything spewing out of Trump's mouth is a lie, I refused to watch the SOTU (Sewage Of Trump Utterings) myself, and wound up re-watching "Below Her Mouth" on NetFlix instead.
I am very glad I spared myself having even a glimpse of the evil Orange Turd and hearing his pathological lies. I will, however, be sure to check out AOC's Twitter later.
I'm also very glad that we're making progress on the inclusion of women in the Congress. I'll pray we get a feminist majority there sometime very, very soon.

Anonymous said...

Still, that photo is dominated by pale females. Its a start but where are Asians and POC ?