Friday, October 28, 2016

Welcome to Ms Behaving

Welcome. We are new here. We are loud. We are proud. We are Ms Behaved, because well behaved  women rarely make history.

Today we are going to talk about something incredible. Something that has only happened five other times, before Secretary Clinton. Five. It began with Victoria Woodhull in 1872 before women could even vote. She ran on the Equal Rights ticket. We have come a long way, baby. Or have we? We still face a pay disparity, we still have men telling us what rape and domestic violence is, we still have men telling us what kind of health care is right for us... Yeah... maybe we haven't come as far as we think.

Shirley Chisholm in 1972 was the strongest of the female candidates that year, garnering 182 delegates to the Democratic Convention. Her platform of social justice and gender equality still resonates today, doesn't it? Sounds like something that we have going on in today's Democratic platform.

And then we have Dr Jill Stein. The more I hear her talk, the more that I'm convinced that we have dodged a bullet there. Yes, she's a woman. Yes, she is Ms Behaved. But Jesus Cluny Frog, that woman has some odd notions.

All in all, though, I am damned proud of all of these women, odd notions or not! They have ALL proven that the glass ceiling can and SHOULD be shattered, as it was at the Democratic Convention this August. It's about damned time that a woman be nominated to the highest office.

It is time to make Herstory.


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