How democracies constrain women

How democracies constrain women

There are 31 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Feb 11, 2008, titled How democracies constrain women. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

While no woman has been president of the United States - yet - the world does have several thousand years' worth of experience with female leaders.

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Andrea

Bayside, NY

#1 Feb 14, 2008
I would love to have a woman President. I am white woman from NY but I chose to vote for Obama. Let me say this was a really hard decision for me to make. I supported Hillary for her run to senate, I argued for her. But I noticed qualities in her I didn't like, she played the dirty politics I see many men play. She was so calculating in her answers as if every answer was so well researched to be "politically correct." Her wanting Florida votes to count after she agreed that they would not was dishonest and sneaky.

I voted for Obama because he is running a clean campaign, and will inspire many. he is running the type of campaign I wish a woman would run. He is a man I can admire. Hillary unfortunately has let me down. However she has pathed the way so maybe next time we can elect a woman and one that all can be proud to say she was the first woman president!
justme

Loudonville, OH

#4 Feb 14, 2008
Andrea wrote:
I would love to have a woman President. I am white woman from NY but I chose to vote for Obama. Let me say this was a really hard decision for me to make. I supported Hillary for her run to senate, I argued for her. But I noticed qualities in her I didn't like, she played the dirty politics I see many men play. She was so calculating in her answers as if every answer was so well researched to be "politically correct." Her wanting Florida votes to count after she agreed that they would not was dishonest and sneaky.
I voted for Obama because he is running a clean campaign, and will inspire many. he is running the type of campaign I wish a woman would run. He is a man I can admire. Hillary unfortunately has let me down. However she has pathed the way so maybe next time we can elect a woman and one that all can be proud to say she was the first woman president!
Maybe so, but Obama is a snake oil salesman. Mark my words...
Son of Grump

Canton, OH

#5 Feb 14, 2008
Her Thighness, Hildabeast would be a final throw to democracy in America....with FBI files on everyone, and eye scanners we don't stand a chance of making it for 4 years yet alone 8 years, at which time we will all have committed suicide...at least according to the Clinton White House...God Forbid.........
justme

Loudonville, OH

#6 Feb 14, 2008
Son of Grump wrote:
Her Thighness, Hildabeast would be a final throw to democracy in America....with FBI files on everyone, and eye scanners we don't stand a chance of making it for 4 years yet alone 8 years, at which time we will all have committed suicide...at least according to the Clinton White House...God Forbid.........
Yeah, when there is nothing else to say about her, comment on her looks and distort it. What a sad little man you are. Did you notice how huge little Georgie Bush's nose is or what a small man in stature he is? Of course not, male pigs like yourself only pick on women's looks, don't you. Now, let's talk about that huge gut of yours and that hideous wide ass you're sporting, moron.

Why_Me

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Since: Apr 07

Big Lake, Alaska USA

#7 Feb 14, 2008
justme wrote:
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Yeah, when there is nothing else to say about her, comment on her looks and distort it. What a sad little man you are. Did you notice how huge little Georgie Bush's nose is or what a small man in stature he is? Of course not, male pigs like yourself only pick on women's looks, don't you. Now, let's talk about that huge gut of yours and that hideous wide ass you're sporting, moron.
Sounds like someone has a weight problem and didn't get asked out for the prom when she was in highschool. o_O
justme

Loudonville, OH

#8 Feb 14, 2008
Why_Me wrote:
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Sounds like someone has a weight problem and didn't get asked out for the prom when she was in highschool. o_O
There you go again, showing what an ass you are. Why is it that Bushies are all the same? Go get your beer and use your beer gut to rest it on while you watch THE GAME. That's what life is all about, isn't it? You know, if you made yourself a bit more attractive in word and deed you wouldn't have to watch those cheerleaders to get your rocks off. A real woman might take an interest. Just a little friendly advice.

Why_Me

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Since: Apr 07

Big Lake, Alaska USA

#9 Feb 14, 2008
justme wrote:
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There you go again, showing what an ass you are. Why is it that Bushies are all the same? Go get your beer and use your beer gut to rest it on while you watch THE GAME. That's what life is all about, isn't it? You know, if you made yourself a bit more attractive in word and deed you wouldn't have to watch those cheerleaders to get your rocks off. A real woman might take an interest. Just a little friendly advice.
Bushy's? LOL...I'm a registered Democrat, and I voted for Obama. I just don't go off on people for little or no reason.
justme

Loudonville, OH

#10 Feb 15, 2008
Why_Me wrote:
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Bushy's? LOL...I'm a registered Democrat, and I voted for Obama. I just don't go off on people for little or no reason.
Sure you are...That's what they all say when they're caught.

Why_Me

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Since: Apr 07

Big Lake, Alaska USA

#11 Feb 15, 2008
justme wrote:
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Sure you are...That's what they all say when they're caught.
Normally I wouldn't post back to such an ignorant post, but this time I will make an exception.

I am in the union, UA of Plumbers and Steam Fitters(Pipe Fitter), and I have never voted for a Republican for president in my entire life.

You on the other hand are from Ohio, the same ignorant backwoods state that helped re elect Bush. So STFU and do your homework you inbred no life midwesterner.

OK, hows that?

Why_Me

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Since: Apr 07

Big Lake, Alaska USA

#12 Feb 15, 2008
Ok, I was messing with you as far as the STFU...blah blah part goes. But the part about being union and never voting for a Republican for president is a fact. I have voted republican for local elections before, and our current govenor who happens to be a woman...Sarah Palin is a republican and I voted for her. So I do cross party lines now and then, but I haven't yet as far as voting for a president. I have yet to see a republican nominee that I would vote for.

PS: Don't judge a book by it's cover.:)

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#13 Feb 15, 2008
Why_Me wrote:
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Bushy's? LOL...I'm a registered Democrat, and I voted for Obama. I just don't go off on people for little or no reason.
You voted for Obama?

How come?

I thought the presidential elections were later in the year?

LOL

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#14 Feb 15, 2008
Why_Me wrote:
Ok, I was messing with you as far as the STFU...blah blah part goes. But the part about being union and never voting for a Republican for president is a fact. I have voted republican for local elections before, and our current govenor who happens to be a woman...Sarah Palin is a republican and I voted for her. So I do cross party lines now and then, but I haven't yet as far as voting for a president. I have yet to see a republican nominee that I would vote for.
PS: Don't judge a book by it's cover.:)
So, you admit that you have no political allegience and would vote for anything that wears a skirt.

Why have you already rejected Hillary?

She is a fierce gal and she could give the USA the next best thing to plumbing: a universal free healthcare!!

I re-phrase that... a universal healthcare, that you would pay for with you taxes, but not worry about exhorbitant hospital bills.

LOL
Spirit of Reagan

Redwood City, CA

#15 Feb 15, 2008
Bill Clinton pardoned FALN terrorists associated with 146 bombinngs in the US just to help Hillary with the Puerto Rican vote in 1999.

This is odd because Bill told the 9/11 commission he was obsessed with stopping terrorists. Interesting, I think I will send a scary message to Al Qaeda by pardoning FALN terrorists.

Bottom line - the Clintons will do anything if it benefits them. To heck with everyone else.

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#16 Feb 15, 2008
Why_Me wrote:
Don't judge a book by it's cover.:)
"Don't judge a country by its plumbing" one could also say.

LOL

Why_Me

“Privet”

Since: Apr 07

Big Lake, Alaska USA

#17 Feb 15, 2008
Robespierre wrote:
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You voted for Obama?
How come?
I thought the presidential elections were later in the year?
LOL
We had our primary's last Tuesday....or didn't you read that?

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#18 Feb 15, 2008
Why_Me wrote:
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We had our primary's last Tuesday....or didn't you read that?
Read it?? I don't bloody need too!

All our TV channels are full of the US primaries like if it was interesting the British public.

My good, you must have such a poor social life overthere that you need to transform what is a boring civic duty into a ONE-YEAR DOG and PONY SHOW.

Of course, we don't have primaries here and consequently don't see the need for them.

Party leaders are voted in secret ballots by delegates inside their party at annual party conferences during a weekend. We are far more coy about our political views.
Sasha

Saratov, Russia

#19 Feb 15, 2008
It is the first time when there is created site for candidate to president of foreign country in Russian internet.

It is site of Barak Obama.

Russians like him because Obama is a person, who has interesting biography, not trivial points of view, charming and open. He is the bright orator, strong and the loyal leader

http://www.barackobama.ru/

Why_Me

“Privet”

Since: Apr 07

Big Lake, Alaska USA

#20 Feb 15, 2008
Sasha wrote:
It is the first time when there is created site for candidate to president of foreign country in Russian internet.
It is site of Barak Obama.
Russians like him because Obama is a person, who has interesting biography, not trivial points of view, charming and open. He is the bright orator, strong and the loyal leader
http://www.barackobama.ru/
There's somethings I don't like about Obama's policies, like his views on immigration, but after weighing in all the good and bads, he seems better than Hillary Clinton,(although her husband was a great president), and he is alot better than any Republican running...as in McCain.

I just hope he does good for the USA, and gets us out of Iraq soon.

Why_Me

“Privet”

Since: Apr 07

Big Lake, Alaska USA

#21 Feb 15, 2008
Robespierre wrote:
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Read it?? I don't bloody need too!
All our TV channels are full of the US primaries like if it was interesting the British public.
My good, you must have such a poor social life overthere that you need to transform what is a boring civic duty into a ONE-YEAR DOG and PONY SHOW.
Of course, we don't have primaries here and consequently don't see the need for them.
Party leaders are voted in secret ballots by delegates inside their party at annual party conferences during a weekend. We are far more coy about our political views.
Do you think we like having all these crap polictical commericials on TV every few minutes? They need to make a new law here where election advertisement can only happen 6 months before elections. I can't even watch a football game without having to see these stupid commerials on TV.

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#22 Feb 15, 2008
Why_Me wrote:
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There's somethings I don't like about Obama's policies, like his views on immigration, but after weighing in all the good and bads, he seems better than Hillary Clinton,(although her husband was a great president), and he is alot better than any Republican running...as in McCain.
I just hope he does good for the USA, and gets us out of Iraq soon.
Eh, if you bad-mouth McCain. you are going to fall put with your sidekick from NJ!!

He is going to track you down and send a pair of heavies to bring you back in line!! LOL

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