It’s been a heck of a last few months for women. New Hampshire is being run by women. Women have the most seats in the senate and the house in the history of our country. I feel pumped to be a woman.
There are some women I’m super excited about right now. If you aren’t following these stories/people you should be.
- The Pentagon Lifts the Ban on Women in Combat: This is not just about women fighting in wars; they’ve been doing that without recognition for years. This about equal opportunities in the military and equality. These women that are serving our country all over the world are my number one heroes right now.
- Melissa Harris Perry: She is constantly shining a light on poverty, race, voter suppression, etc., etct.,; she is the voice for so many people who are underprivileged. I’m pretty sure we would be best friends in real life. If she and Rachel Maddow ever want to get drinks and discuss politics, I’m game. Her book is on my short list to read. You can watch her show on MSNBC Saturday & Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and of course there is her Twitter.
- Hillary Rodham Clinton: Hillary to put it in colloquial/meme terms “A’int got time for that.” Republicans are trying to make Bengazzi into something it’s not; they are not surprisingly making it into some sort of conspiracy theory. While there were errors made, they were not solely hers. Hillary stood her ground today and would not grovel. I’m not sure what the goal of the Republicans was with this hearing; I still wonder what would have come of this situation if there had been two men involved in this not Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice.
While all of these women are making great strides, there are still many issues that need our attention and focus. There is Mississippi and the rights they continue to take away from women. There is the fact that there are 5 million more women in poverty than men in the United States . Pay attention to the news, vote, contact your representative.