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Remember That Time Only Female Senators Came to Work After a Blizzard?

Last weekend, a blizzard raging on the East coast overwhelmed Washington D.C., making the Senate meeting Tuesday morning difficult to attend—for the men, that is.


Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski noted that the only people in attendance of Tuesday morning’s Senate meeting were women.

“As we convene this morning, you look around the chamber, the presiding officer is female. All of our parliamentarians are female. Our floor managers are female. All of our pages are female,” Murkowski commented, in response to the complete male absence in the chamber. She made sure to mention that none of this was planned.

It’s hilarious but unsurprising that in the face of an extreme blizzard, only women were strong enough to brace themselves and show up to work. 

“Perhaps it speaks to the hardiness of women that put on your boots and put your hat on and get out and slog through the mess that’s out there,” Murkowski said, according to the Washington Post.

Whatever the reason this phenomenon happened, we love it! We can only hope all-female Senate meetings become a regular occurrence. 

In the words of Sen. Murkowski, “Something is genuinely different, and something is genuinely fabulous.” 

Gina was formerly the Beauty & Culture Editor at Her Campus, where she oversaw content and strategy for the site's key verticals. She was also the person behind @HerCampusBeauty, and all those other glowy selfies you faved. She got her start in digital media as a Campus Correspondent at HC Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where she graduated in 2017 with degrees in English and Theater. Now, Gina is an LA-based writer and editor, and you can regularly find her wearing a face mask in bed and scrolling through TikTok.