Women’s History Month Smackdown: The Winner
12:30 pm, March 29th | by Colette McIntyre
Earlier this month, we put together a March Madness bracket in honor of Women’s History Month, featuring some of the most impressive, famous and notorious women in American history. Today, we announce who emerged victorious.
Looks like we made it; look how far we’ve come, my babies. We’ve laughed; we’ve cried (IT SHOULD’VE BEEN YOU, TALLULAH); we’ve gotten into furious debates over who could drink whom under the table; but after all the scraps and heart-wrenching decisions, we finally have our winner! (And what a winner she is!)
What a dame, what a dame, what a dame, what a mighty good dame. Feisty and funny as hell, Ann Richards became a national star when she delivered the keynote speech at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Soon after she served as Texas’s second ever female governor before being defeated in 1994 by George W. Bush. Richards was tough as nails , progressive, and had some great wisecracks, which may be why she has her own autobiographical play.
Pioneering, fearless, smart, and sharp, Ann Richards is one legendary woman in American history.
In celebration of our Women’s History Month March Madness Champion, we have created the Blingee to end all Blingees. Fly this banner proudly; it in triumph doth wave.