posted on Aug, 31 2008 @ 11:09 PM
reply to post by schrodingers dog
well see, that's the problem. i'll explain:
the mindset of the people determine the most popular choices for candidates, yes?
so, a woman will never be in the white house unless that mindset changes, because:
1. if the woman is an opposing party, which she will always be, the opposition will always argue her less than greatness. this is going to happen,
regardless of party.
2. women are idolized, put on a pedestal, and expected to never do anything wrong or uncharacteristic. this is doubly so in public life. they are
under much harsher scrutiny than their male counterparts. so much more is expected of them, by not just men but other women as well, that it borders
on the impossible.
3. as a result of the tendency to view women in power as mean and spiteful, the idea of one leading the nation will not sit well with those men who
view women in this manner.
4. alot of people have mother issues. this translates to all female authority figures for the rest of their lives.
sorry to say it, but even without saying a single negative thing about a potential female candidate, she probably wouldn't make it to the white house
because american males are really hung up on the whole woman thing.