Our country voted a few more women into power last Tuesday, and something called Nuns on the Bus is real excited about this.
Linda Bordoni for Vatican News reported:
The real outstanding result is that after this vote, the future for women in US politics is looking brighter and stronger.
As Sister Simone Campbell, leader of the “Nuns on the Bus” Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice explained to Sr. Bernadette Reis, 118 women will serve in the 116th Congress, bringing the share of women legislators to at least 22 percent.
Sister Simone admits she is “really excited!”. She says she has been following mainly at the Federal level and explains that as per the members Congress, “in our House Representatives there are going to be over 100 women in the House which is a historic high” elected from both parties.
It is also exciting, she says, that approximately 40% of those women are women of colour: “For the first time we are going to have 2 Native Americans representatives in Congress. It’s shocking it never happened” as well as 2 Muslim women.
…“It’s clear that the bus helped! We can’t claim credit for all of it” she says.
REMNANT COMMENT: Um, why is Sister on the Bus all excited? Shouldn’t we be past the point where it matters whether or not it’s a woman who rocks the pantsuit? If women are so liberated and equal and all that, why does it still get our gal pals all excited when a sister wins an election? Seems a bit sexist to me.
But I have a bigger concern. I realize that "Nuns on a Bus" are about as culturally relevant as a collection of vintage mood rings, but somebody please tell me these girls aren't driving their own bus around town. Because that could actually be a serious problem.