The feature piece

News Agencies, of various flavors, put out some very nice things for us to read at times. It upsets me, that News Agencies, the credible ones, are getting such a bad wrap these days. Most of these people dedicate their lives to reporting and publishing the truth. They hold “Freedom of the Press” very close to their hearts. I applaud them for it.

To all the folks that think it is all fake news plotted carefully against the President, there is nothing I can say to change your mind. But I feel you are doing a great disservice to so many people who have incredible intelligence, honesty, and work ethic. I believe they are being falsely accused, and judged. It makes me sad.

But. I’m off topic. I didn’t want to write about all that. I wanted to mention the nice “feature” pieces these publications put together. They will spotlight something, and give us the whole enchilada. The whole nine yards. They cover it from start to finish. Like, “The Rising Cost of Coffee,” or “The Most Dangerous Killers in History,” or a thousand others.

Sometimes they include a neat-o, peat-o graphic or map.

Recently, I saw one, in TIME Magazine, entitled “This Map Shows When Each State First Elected a Woman to Congress”

Here are their first two paragraphs: AND the link to the article.

Super Duper Article at TIME

“The U.S. Congress currently has more women than ever before — with 23 female senators and 84 female representatives, women make up 20% of Washington lawmakers. But there remains a long way to go until the sexes are equally represented in Congress.

In fact, 20 states have never been represented by women in the U.S. Senate. (That doesn’t include states that have appointed but never elected a woman, like Georgia, which appointed the first woman to the Senate in 1922.) Five states have never elected a woman to the House. Vermont is the only state that has never sent a woman to either chamber of Congress.”

You should at least check out the graphic, if you don’t read the article. The coolio info-graphic, has a slider that moves. You can tell, when each state gets their Female Congress Members. Like, by 1976, there has only been 38 women in Congress, in all of U.S. History.

Now, I am not saying that an equal number of women should be elected just because they are women. I believe that the best person for the job should be elected. However, it is hard for me to fathom that there were not more than 38 women who were worthy to represent us in Congress before 1976. In the first 200 years. Only 38. I bet there were many other excellent female representatives.

I just think it is about time we start treating people as equals. Based on WHO we are. Not WHAT we are.

I probably read that in a magazine, somewhere.


“Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.”
― George Carlin


“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.”
― Gloria Steinem


“Equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who’s confronted with it. We need equality. Kinda now.”
― Joss Whedon