Troubling news from the Nevada Independent:
Nevada will become the first state in the country to have a majority female Legislature after members of the Clark County Commission appointed two women to a pair of open seats in the Assembly.
County commissioners on Tuesday appointed Rochelle Nguyen to replace former Assemblyman Chris Brooks, appointed to the state Senate last month, and Culinary Union grievance specialist Beatrice Angela Duran to replace Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz, who resigned earlier this month and will run for a Las Vegas City Council seat.
With the appointments, female lawmakers will take 23 of 42 seats in the state Assembly and nine of 21 spots in the state Senate, good for 32 out of the 63 seats in the Legislature.
Great. Just great.
Well I hope Nevada is ready for a horrifying invasion, because I heard somewhere that their periods attract bears. The bears can smell the menstruation.
There’s about 400 black bears in the ‘Sagebrush State’ that range from 350 – 450lbs. With 42 seats in the state Assembly + 63 in Legislature, there’s only 105 politicians which leaves 295 extra bears if it comes down to 1-on-1, hand-to-hand battle. Everyone there is absolutely fucked. They’ll be fleeing to the exits getting plucked up like salmon in the Truckee River. So thanks a lot, Nevada voters. Good job.
Actually, the real bummer news is this…
Nationwide, women hold about 25 percent of state legislative seats, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures’ most recent data.
Us ladies make up about 50.8% of the country’s population but hold only a quarter of its representation. That sucks, especially when so many of the decisions at these levels effect us personally.
The good news though; there’s more & more women stepping up to the plate & winning. From NBC News in November:
Women are heading to the House of Representatives in record-shattering numbers.
As of Thursday, 101 women have won House seats, breaking the current session’s record of 84 women. The number will rise: a handful of races remain undecided, including one between two women in California.
It is the latest in a year of record-breaking for women, who filed to run for Congress in historic numbers and won their primaries in historic numbers, too. So far, 123 women won their races out of 276 House, Senate, and gubernatorial candidates on the ballot: 13 women won Senate bids and nine women won gubernatorial races.
If you’re fragile in a plethora of ways, this news will upset you for reasons I don’t have enough psychological training to understand, but feel free to take to your keyboards & cry about it. Please though – if you do – be careful. I heard somewhere that bears love salt even more than periods.