Thursday, January 04, 2007

Shouldn't There Be More? Is Pelosi A Sign Of The Near Future?

Seems there should be more to this list. Women in this country have come a long ways but with the help of the media, some of that has been taken away (just think about it).


Jeanette Rankin, R-Mont., became the first woman elected to the House.

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote.

Rebecca Latimer Felton, D-Ga., became the first woman to serve in the Senate. She was appointed to fill temporarily a vacant seat and served for only two days.

Nellie Tayloe Ross, D-Wyo., became the first woman governor, after she was elected to replace her deceased husband.

Rep. Mae Ella Nolan, R-Calif., became the first woman to chair a congressional committee, when she headed the committee on expenditures in the Post Office Department.

Sen. Hattie Wyatt Caraway, D-Ark., was appointed to the Senate to succeed her deceased husband. She later became the first woman elected to the Senate.

Frances Perkins became the first woman to serve in the Cabinet, when President Roosevelt appointed her secretary of labor.

Sandra Day O'Connor became the first woman on the Supreme Court.

Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro, D-N.Y., became the first woman to run on a major party's national ticket, when she was selected by Democrat Walter Mondale as his vice presidential running mate.

Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., becomes first female speaker of the House this week. She became the first woman to head her party in Congress when she was elected House minority leader in 2002.

The preceding list was provided by:
Center for American Women and Politics - Take a look and learn.
Why have we, the most powerful "democracy" in the world, never had a woman president when we had and have many well qualified women that could be president?
Countries of lesser means and so called "third world" countries have had and do have women in the most powerful positions in those countries.
Why not the here in the USA?

I believe the answer lies within the "good old boy" party structure and the degrading and belittling of women through the media.

Are these some of the reasons?
What "sane" voter could ever vote for a woman when so many women let themselves be "used" to titillate?
Worse yet, women who believe they have taken some sort of "power" back by doing these degrading things and using degrading and stereo typing words voluntarily.
Or is it you and I? Are we so blind that we can not reject what the media feeds us? Can we not see the strong and well qualified women in and around our lives and realize that they or someone like them Can Be President?