Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned…
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex (Amendment XIX).
Women are passionate, effective, and extremely powerful advocates. After all, a typical day in a Woman’s life begins seconds after the alarm breaks the silence of dawn. Within minutes, she hits the ground running… she starts the coffee, prepares breakfasts and lunches, and then she’ll jump in the shower. After that, she’ll fold a load of yesterday’s laundry, load the dishwasher, and then get dressed. Before she loads the car, she’ll feed the dogs, empty the cat litter box, and take out the trash.
On the way to her second job she’ll drop off the dry cleaning, fill up the car with gas, and stop by the post office. But, it doesn’t end there. She is constantly planning ahead- even running personal errands on her lunch hour. After an eight to ten hour grind, she’ll head back home to finish the marathon that she started at daybreak-and this, is on a slow day.
(A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t-. Rhonda Hansome )
A woman can scale Mount Everest in the same amount of time that it takes a man to perform his morning constitutional (atop his porcelain throne- while thumbing through the sports pages). Women are obviously the movers and shakers of humanity. Why then, are women (still) grossly underrepresented?
Last year, as a result of the 2010-midterm elections, the 112th Congress became the first in a generation to start out with fewer women in its ranks than the Congress before it. After decades of slow incremental growth in the number of women serving in Congress, last year we actually lost ground, dropping from 93 to 92 women (thankfully Kathy Hochul’s victory last summer returned us to the previous level.)
But 2011 also saw the House of Representatives engage in an unprecedented assault on women’s reproductive rights. Whether it was their passage of a bill to defund Planned Parenthood or their legislation that would allow hospitals receiving federal funds to refuse reproductive care to women even if their life was in danger, time and again, the House of Representatives proved it was hostile toward women’s rights.
~Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned- W. Congreve (1697).