I proposed/asked this earlier tonight out on Facebonkers:
Can you imagine how different, how likely radically different our country would be, our legislation, our laws, if 50 percent of our government legislators were women?
Honestly, we should have this conversation. A national conversation.
I'd love to hear it, first of all, and then I'd like to hear it at least locally and then go nationally.
On the issues of health care and child care and schools and, heck, war and our war machine?
And then there's equal pay for equal work, along with really an untold list of what would be different and changed.
Can you imagine how different even the legislative conversations would be, let alone the results of their legislation
I'm no fool on this. I don't for a minute think we'd hit some Nirvana.
I just think we would be a radically different society and nation. Our government would be radically different and so, our nation would, as well.
Scotland is ahead of us on this. They even have an organized group, pushing for 50% of their representatives to be female.
There are more people out there in the world, proposing this idea, this framework and working on and for and toward it than I knew, before today. Here's another example.
The UN is in on it, too.
Think about it.
How insane is it that we're still so horribly unequal, that there is still so much gross inequality, not just in the world but here in the US in the 21st Century? We agreed the part about "All men...created equal" meant men and women long ago, I think most of us agree.
I'd love to hear at least one show, one full hour out on KCUR, maybe on Steve Kraske's show.
It would be perfect for that station, him and his program.