“I hate men who are afraid of women's strength.”
~ Anaïs Nin
Gretchen Whitmer bummed me out yesterday.
link to an article highlighting the fact that in addition to the four seats in the senate, women currently hold only 24 of the 110 seats in the House of Representatives; this means women comprise just under 19 percent of the state legislature, the lowest ratio in more than two decades. (The national average is an also-low 24.2 percent.)
I find this depressing.
I guess taking away the right of women to control their own bodies isn’t enough; we apparently need to take away their right to speak in order to really prove who’s the boss.
There’s no shortage of reasons why we need to correct this shameful gender imbalance. Interestingly, researchers have found that women legislators provide increased access to government for traditionally disadvantaged groups of people. And a 2010 study actually found a direct link between the number of women in a group and that group’s ability to cooperate and be effective.
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It’s ultimately not Republicans’ fault that bad public policy is emerging in Lansing. Gerrymandering notwithstanding, you can’t blame ‘em for trying to get all they can get while the gettin’s good. It’s really the fault of a
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Click here to read, “Women’s Rights are Human Rights: Texas Men Explain Why So Many are Joining the Fight.” And click here to read, “State By State Proof of the GOP War on Women and Why Their Bills Should Be Defeated.”
Sources: Addictinginfo.org, MLive.com, NationofChange.org, ABCNews.com.