Posts tagged: feminism
Republican Sen.-elect Kelly Ayotte and some supporters hold signs in Manchester, N.H., to thank voters Wednesday. Even though many high-profile women ran for office, feminists say the 2010 campaign was rife with sexism ranging from snarky fashion critiques to sexual innuendo. And when all the ballots are counted, women may end up with fewer seats in Congress than they started with. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter, File)
Question: Do you agree with feminists that sexism against female candidates was rampant during the 2010 campaign?
The national gender breakdown for college students in 2007 was about 60 percent female and 40 percent male, according to U.S. government statistics. At the University of Idaho, 54.2 percent of students are male. “Not many people realize that it’s opposite the national trend,” said Heather Shea Gasser, director of the UI Women’s Center. Shea Gasser said she defines feminism as a movement to end sexist power/Chava Thomas, UI Argonaut. More here
Question: Why do you think the University of Idaho has bucked the national gender trend, and has more males than females in the student population?
Charles Dixon: “…your description of Palin as “a woman [who] does nothing to advance the cause of woman’s equality” only serves to reinforce my entire post. She’s the elected governor of a state. She was a vice presidential candidate. And she did all of it while raising a family. How does that not qualify as advancing the cause of women’s equality except for those of you who think a woman’s equality has to be defined by her political beliefs?” Full comment here: http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2009/jun/12/did-lettermans-palin-joke-go-too-far/#comments
What say you? And why is Sarah Palin still getting so much press?