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2021-08-24 11:51:01 PM  
Female governor? Like Palin and Noem? And Ivey and Reynolds? No thanks.
 
2021-08-24 11:54:18 PM  
In 1925, Texas elected noted fashion icon, Ma Ferguson as Governor.

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2021-08-24 11:55:15 PM  

mtrac: Female governor? Like Palin and Noem? And Ivey and Reynolds? No thanks.


So if I name 5 bad male governors, you won't vote for men again?
 
2021-08-24 11:58:56 PM  

HempHead: In 1925, Texas elected noted fashion icon, Ma Ferguson as Governor.

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She looks like a less pretty Albert Finney.

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2021-08-25 12:01:32 AM  

ippolit: HempHead: In 1925, Texas elected noted fashion icon, Ma Ferguson as Governor.

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She looks like a less pretty Albert Finney.

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BECAUSE LOOKS ARE YOUR FIRST PRIORITY IN A GOVERNOR.

jfc
 
2021-08-25 12:04:58 AM  

HempHead: In 1925, Texas elected noted fashion icon, Ma Ferguson as Governor.

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2021-08-25 12:05:18 AM  
Women are also less likely to become animal abusers, too.  Is anyone complaining about the gender gap there?

Not being elected to some of the most vilified positions in the country - famous for making headlines with tales of corruption, sex scandals, bribery and ignorance - seems like someone you'd brag about rather than complain about.

Maybe most women are just generally too moral and ethical for the job?  Maybe that pipeline of cocaine and underage prostitutes is something that just appeals to old, bald & fat white guys more than any other demographic?

When the average American thinks governor and/or congress, they think "scumbag supreme."  Maybe women would rather pick jobs that actually help society - like medical careers - than become overpaid parasites that lie on TV for a living?

Just a thought.
 
2021-08-25 12:05:28 AM  
Kansas has had 3 women governors.....

/ ya nerds
 
2021-08-25 12:07:23 AM  

Cafe Threads: ippolit: HempHead: In 1925, Texas elected noted fashion icon, Ma Ferguson as Governor.

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She looks like a less pretty Albert Finney.

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BECAUSE LOOKS ARE YOUR FIRST PRIORITY IN A GOVERNOR.

jfc


She was widely believed to be a puppet for her husband. Ann Richards was the first 'actual' female governor of Texas.
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2021-08-25 12:18:23 AM  
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2021-08-25 12:21:08 AM  

GrinzGrimly: Cafe Threads: ippolit: HempHead: In 1925, Texas elected noted fashion icon, Ma Ferguson as Governor.

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She looks like a less pretty Albert Finney.

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BECAUSE LOOKS ARE YOUR FIRST PRIORITY IN A GOVERNOR.

jfc

She was widely believed to be a puppet for her husband. Ann Richards was the first 'actual' female governor of Texas.
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She gave thousands of pardons to Prohibitionist which incensed the state legislature so much they stripped the power of pardoning from the Governor, which I sorta admire about her.
 
2021-08-25 12:22:58 AM  

Cafe Threads: ippolit: HempHead: In 1925, Texas elected noted fashion icon, Ma Ferguson as Governor.

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She looks like a less pretty Albert Finney.

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BECAUSE LOOKS ARE YOUR FIRST PRIORITY IN A GOVERNOR.

jfc


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I worked as a groundskeeper at the Texas Governor's Mansion from 1985 to 1996.
4 Governors.
Mark White
Bill Clements
Ann Richards
Shrub


There was a target in the carriage house where the DPS security was stationed, they let Gov. Richards stitch it with a f*cking .45 Thompson sub machine gun. She nailed it, and signed it, "Don't mess with me".
Badass.
Her hair was ALWAYS impeccable.
 
2021-08-25 12:28:28 AM  
lol @ hero tag
 
2021-08-25 12:35:18 AM  

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It would explain the general swelling and puffed bloody looking lips...
 
2021-08-25 12:43:42 AM  

Fonaibung: mtrac: Female governor? Like Palin and Noem? And Ivey and Reynolds? No thanks.

So if I name 5 bad male governors, you won't vote for men again?


I think you're making the point. Gender by itself doesn't determine a quality governor.
 
2021-08-25 12:50:51 AM  
Funniest thing I ever saw on the grounds, when Gov. Clements was residing at the Mansion , he had Claytie Williams as a guest.
I walked around the front yard to get ready to mow, and that pint sized sonofabiatch was standing on a milk crate, trying to get a good shot of the Capital building behind him.
It was all I could do to keep from laughing.
Satisfyingly enough, it was the only night he spent there.
 
2021-08-25 1:13:18 AM  
I clicked the link.. was surprised to see Ohio listed as one of the states that had a female governor because I never remembered having one. It's true but Im not sure it even deserves to be added as an honorary mention with an asterisk to this list.

Nancy Hollister served a grand total of 11 days as governor because the previous governor resigned early to focus on being seated as a senator in congress. 7 of those days he would have needed to resign for anyways to avoid holding 2 offices at the same time because of the overlap between senate and governor terms. It seems footnote worthy but Ohio doesn't really belong on that list, it doing so is a disservice to the other states that have actually having smashed that glass ceiling.
 
2021-08-25 1:26:19 AM  

Maud Dib: Cafe Threads: ippolit: HempHead: In 1925, Texas elected noted fashion icon, Ma Ferguson as Governor.

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She looks like a less pretty Albert Finney.

[Fark user image image 394x516]
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BECAUSE LOOKS ARE YOUR FIRST PRIORITY IN A GOVERNOR.

jfc

[Fark user image image 425x318]I worked as a groundskeeper at the Texas Governor's Mansion from 1985 to 1996.
4 Governors.
Mark White
Bill Clements
Ann Richards
Shrub


There was a target in the carriage house where the DPS security was stationed, they let Gov. Richards stitch it with a f*cking .45 Thompson sub machine gun. She nailed it, and signed it, "Don't mess with me".
Badass.
Her hair was ALWAYS impeccable.


And people say the democrats haven't been moving to the left...
 
2021-08-25 1:53:19 AM  

NephilimNexus: Women are also less likely to become animal abusers, too.  Is anyone complaining about the gender gap there?

Not being elected to some of the most vilified positions in the country - famous for making headlines with tales of corruption, sex scandals, bribery and ignorance - seems like someone you'd brag about rather than complain about.

Maybe most women are just generally too moral and ethical for the job?  Maybe that pipeline of cocaine and underage prostitutes is something that just appeals to old, bald & fat white guys more than any other demographic?

When the average American thinks governor and/or congress, they think "scumbag supreme."  Maybe women would rather pick jobs that actually help society - like medical careers - than become overpaid parasites that lie on TV for a living?

Just a thought.


Neocons will say anything to stop women getting power.
 
2021-08-25 2:01:59 AM  
The notion that women tend to work collaboratively has helped them get elected as legislators on the state or federal level, but that stereotype has worked against them with elected executive leadership, Walsh said.

The idea that collaborative leadership is bad needed to die centuries ago.
 
2021-08-25 2:05:08 AM  

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Non-dairy ice cream is a thing.
 
2021-08-25 2:47:55 AM  

Cafe Threads: ippolit: HempHead: In 1925, Texas elected noted fashion icon, Ma Ferguson as Governor.

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She looks like a less pretty Albert Finney.

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BECAUSE LOOKS ARE YOUR FIRST PRIORITY IN A GOVERNOR.

jfc


You are kinda skipping over them calling Albert Finney pretty, though... So, maybe just a general assessment of similarity rather than importance for governing.

Personally, I would put them both in the "handsome" category - as neither has particularly "Classically Feminine" features - 

GrinzGrimly: Cafe Threads: ippolit: HempHead: In 1925, Texas elected noted fashion icon, Ma Ferguson as Governor.

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She looks like a less pretty Albert Finney.

[Fark user image image 394x516]
[Fark user image image 425x652]

BECAUSE LOOKS ARE YOUR FIRST PRIORITY IN A GOVERNOR.

jfc

She was widely believed to be a puppet for her husband. Ann Richards was the first 'actual' female governor of Texas.
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That all aside, Cripes Gov Richards was a total KO. Was still a badass till the end, too.
 
2021-08-25 3:38:30 AM  

Fonaibung: mtrac: Female governor? Like Palin and Noem? And Ivey and Reynolds? No thanks.

So if I name 5 bad male governors, you won't vote for men again?


You missed the point. There haven't been many female governors, and of them, a lot are wretched.
 
2021-08-25 4:42:03 AM  

HempHead: In 1925, Texas elected noted fashion icon, Ma Ferguson as Governor.

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This can't be right, as I was told that Texas is populated by a monolith of misogynist Trumpers.
 
2021-08-25 4:43:33 AM  
There haven't been many female governors because not many women have run for governor, and the ones who have run have not been elected.

I mean, it may be partially due to sexism, but it is also due to the fact that you can't just order up a female candidate acceptable to everyone and park her in the governor's mansion.

I know it's politically incorrect and unwoke to say that there are some jobs women just don't want to do (because we all know that since women CAN do them just as well as men therefore they MUST do them, nay, they have NO CHOICE but to do them), and perhaps politics, or at least higher politics is one of them.

When I was getting my Criminal Justice degree, there was an interesting statistic that appeared when I was doing research on women in policing; in one urban department, their female recruitment in the 80s was at an abysmal 11%, so they embarked on a focused effort to get more female recruits into the academy. A decade later, after outreach of all kinds in schools and recruiting centers and employment fairs, the recruitment of women had soared to--13%. This wasn't women who became cops, btw; it was women who applied for the job. In this city (I believe it was Los Angeles although I don't recall specifics now) women just didn't want to be cops.

You can only provide the opportunity for female governors. You can't demand that states' parties drag a woman into office if nobody wants the job.
 
2021-08-25 5:26:25 AM  
I'm a lilelong male liberal Democrat, and I have daughters (and granddaughters) whom I have always encouraged to do whatever they want to do in life. Nevertheless, it always kinda annoys me when articles like this celebrate someone's accomplishments solely because they're female -- or black, or gay, or whatever. I know otherwise socially liberal women who will vote for a right-wing female candidate for office just BECAUSE she's female, and who will criticize me for supporting her progressive male opponent instead. That is NOT how things are supposed to work.
 
2021-08-25 5:46:47 AM  
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2021-08-25 6:01:45 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: Neocons will say anything to stop women getting power.


I agree, though it's rare to hear anyone say "neocons" these days.  It's a bit of an outdated term from the Bush era.  Most of the Republican party these days seem to consist of Qanon conspiracy nuts, anti-vaxxers and flat-earthers riding around in mangy clothes and overpriced pickup trucks.

The old fashioned, soulless - yet halfway educated - money grubbers we used to know and despise have faded so far into obscurity that we can feel almost nostalgic for the days when they actually bothered to hide their racism beneath expensive suits and ties.

Of course those were also the days back when Americans understood that there were political stances between Hitler and Stalin, and not being a member of one group of mindless fanatics didn't automatically put one in the opposite group of mindless fanatics.

Ah well, humans won't be around much longer anyway.  Hopefully the next species in line will have more brains than insects before developing nukes.
 
2021-08-25 8:23:45 AM  
Checks watch:  Wow, is it 2021 already....
 
2021-08-25 8:31:01 AM  

HempHead: In 1925, Texas elected noted fashion icon, Ma Ferguson as Governor.

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Dear GOD!  Tell me those aren't her...
 
2021-08-25 9:55:55 AM  

Halfabee64: HempHead: In 1925, Texas elected noted fashion icon, Ma Ferguson as Governor.

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Dear GOD!  Tell me those aren't her...


They weren't called "flappers" for nothing
 
2021-08-25 10:26:14 AM  

mksmith: I'm a lilelong male liberal Democrat, and I have daughters (and granddaughters) whom I have always encouraged to do whatever they want to do in life. Nevertheless, it always kinda annoys me when articles like this celebrate someone's accomplishments solely because they're female -- or black, or gay, or whatever. I know otherwise socially liberal women who will vote for a right-wing female candidate for office just BECAUSE she's female, and who will criticize me for supporting her progressive male opponent instead. That is NOT how things are supposed to work.


I find it less a celebration of the individual and more of a reminder that it isn't the norm yet and we're inching toward a better system (in this regard), even if incrementally.
 
2021-08-25 10:28:59 AM  

mtrac: Female governor? Like Palin and Noem? And Ivey and Reynolds? No thanks.


Arkansas will have its first female governor next year.  Sarah Sanders or Sarah Sanders Lite.  Both pay homage to Mango Unchained.  Yea equality?
 
2021-08-25 11:06:06 AM  

Maud Dib: Cafe Threads: ippolit: HempHead: In 1925, Texas elected noted fashion icon, Ma Ferguson as Governor.

[Fark user image image 394x516]

She looks like a less pretty Albert Finney.

[Fark user image image 394x516]
[Fark user image image 425x652]

BECAUSE LOOKS ARE YOUR FIRST PRIORITY IN A GOVERNOR.

jfc

[Fark user image image 425x318]I worked as a groundskeeper at the Texas Governor's Mansion from 1985 to 1996.
4 Governors.
Mark White
Bill Clements
Ann Richards
Shrub


There was a target in the carriage house where the DPS security was stationed, they let Gov. Richards stitch it with a f*cking .45 Thompson sub machine gun. She nailed it, and signed it, "Don't mess with me".
Badass.
Her hair was ALWAYS impeccable.


I have a photo of my late Sister & Gov. Richards when she presented Sister with Texas Special Ed. Teacher of the Year Award. I have the photo & award hanging on my study wall with mine & Hubby's awards on the "I Love Me" wall.
 
2021-08-25 11:19:07 AM  
So, if Caitlyn Jenner becomes governor of California (& the Taliban converts to Reform Judaism simultaneously en-masse - hey, it could happen), would she be considered the first female governor? I know she identified female, but she still has her penis (shouldn't there be a time limit before a transgender reverts to transexual or cross-dresser? This is starting to look like just another reality show premise: "Dude in a Dress Becomes Governor in a Gown!")
 
2021-08-25 11:24:33 AM  

Murkanen: ZMugg: [Fark user image image 500x375]
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Non-dairy ice cream is a thing.


That's a slurpee.
 
2021-08-25 11:25:40 AM  
I'm going to go ahead and guess that most of them are the sort of states where plowing snow in the winter isn't much of a big deal, right?
 
2021-08-25 12:52:25 PM  

Lurk Who's Talking: So, if Caitlyn Jenner becomes governor of California (& the Taliban converts to Reform Judaism simultaneously en-masse - hey, it could happen), would she be considered the first female governor? I know she identified female, but she still has her penis (shouldn't there be a time limit before a transgender reverts to transexual or cross-dresser? This is starting to look like just another reality show premise: "Dude in a Dress Becomes Governor in a Gown!")


Female is female. I am not calling the underwear police on people regardless if I like them or not.
 
2021-08-25 1:43:03 PM  

Qellaqan: mksmith: I'm a lilelong male liberal Democrat, and I have daughters (and granddaughters) whom I have always encouraged to do whatever they want to do in life. Nevertheless, it always kinda annoys me when articles like this celebrate someone's accomplishments solely because they're female -- or black, or gay, or whatever. I know otherwise socially liberal women who will vote for a right-wing female candidate for office just BECAUSE she's female, and who will criticize me for supporting her progressive male opponent instead. That is NOT how things are supposed to work.

I find it less a celebration of the individual and more of a reminder that it isn't the norm yet and we're inching toward a better system (in this regard), even if incrementally.


This.

The point isn't that women are always better governors. The point is, women have always been 50% of the U.S. population and a pathetically low percentage of people running things, and most of that hasn't had anything to do with women not wanting to run things.

We've had a black president but we still haven't had a female president.
 
2021-08-25 1:54:21 PM  

mtrac: Fonaibung: mtrac: Female governor? Like Palin and Noem? And Ivey and Reynolds? No thanks.

So if I name 5 bad male governors, you won't vote for men again?

You missed the point. There haven't been many female governors, and of them, a lot are wretched.


There is a woman running here (Idaho) and, if she wins, I guarantee that she would be one of the wretched ones.         Probably the most wretched.
 
2021-08-25 9:39:20 PM  
In a row?
 
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