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Go Grasso!

November 5, 2010 - Karin Elton
On Nov. 5, 1974: Ella T. Grasso of Connecticut became the first woman to win a gubernatorial office without succeeding her husband.

1974! Wow. I find that mind-boggling that no woman was elected governor before that (unless she was serving out her husband’s term which I also find strange — what other job can you just take over for your spouse?)

Women didn’t have the right to even vote in the United States until 1920 — also incomprehensible.

Women still can’t be priests — another puzzling thing for me. Why the heck not? The Catholic church certainly could use more bodies in the clergy. And women are doing quite well in Protestant churches.

 
 

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