Ladies in the Hoooouuuse
Posted October 17, 2014 at 01:41 am

Aww, Ladies Having Crushes. </3

But that's not really what the blog title about. It's about this:

We’re at strip #1917, and in the year 1917, Jeannette Rankin of Montana became the first woman in the US Congress, elected to the House of Representatives. She was a pacifist, and shortly after her first term began, she voted against US involvement in WWI, saying “I felt the first time the first woman had a chance to say no to war, she should say it.”

I’ll quote her this as well, considering the first eight words: “If I am remembered for no other act, I want to be remembered as the only woman who ever voted to give women the right to vote.

And check this out: she passed away from natural causes at the ripe old age of 93 in 1973 in Carmel, California (excellent choice!), but she had been considering RUNNING AGAIN for a seat in the House to protest the Vietnam War. That is one peace-filled, wonderful old lady.

If you have a moment, please read about her here (or elsewhere - I’m sure this Wikipedia entry barely scratches the surface). I’m glad I stumbled upon her name for today’s little history spotlight. Lady’s a damn inspiration. :)


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Danielle likes to read...

New faves!!

Underpants and Overbites
My Giant Nerd Boyfriend
Up and Out
Alison and her Rock Awesome Robot
Kevin Budnik's autobio comics


Questionable Content
Something Positive
Dumbing of Age
Diesel Sweeties
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Johnny Wander
Octopus Pie
That Deaf Guy
Sufficiently Remarkable
Blaster Nation
Ramen Empire
Jump Rope
Outlander Man

Too Sexy For Work!
Chester 5000 (too sexy for work!)

Oh Joy Sex Toy (also too sexy!)
The Rock Cocks (careful: sexy!)

Finished, but worth re-reading!
The Bad Chemicals
Cul de Sac 

I also love the podcast My Brother My Brother And Me!

My old pal R. Stevens and I used to do a podcast called Coffee and Cider! It was mostly about being work-obsessed idiots and human beings who like beverages and have cats.