woman president - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
April 2nd, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
WARNING!!!

Lets all keep the mudslinging down. Every topic on the forums about females being in a predominately-male roll has been locked for getting out of control. I can see this thread getting locked if things continue as is.

SGT Doody
April 2nd, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
when did the US give women the vote?

here in NZ we were the first also have women in many leadership roles, at one stage the leaders of both major political parties were women ( helen clark & jenny shipley)

is this because we have always had a more inclusive society in regards to women? right from settler days through war times untill today?
April 2nd, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Nationally women got the right to vote in 1920 with the 19th Ammendment to the Constitution. However, several states allowed women to vote several decades before that. Montana had a woman governor back in the 1880s for example and the first woman to be a US Congressman took her seat some four years before she could vote in a national election.

Oh btw, just throwing it out there, French women didn't get the right to vote until after WWII.
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Boots
April 2nd, 2005  
DTop
 
 
WARNING!!!
Chewie, this thread has nothing to do with NZ vs. US so don't try to make
it so. It'll just be another "my country versus your country" violation of the rules.
April 2nd, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
wasn't trying to make it that, only knew that NZ was the first to give the vote to women, and i don't know much about when other countries did the same,

pretty much just wanting to draw some comparisons.



completely understand that NZs position in the world is different to the US.
not a case of "i can pee higher"
just really having trouble understanding why having a female pres would be a bad thing...
April 2nd, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

Quote:
just really having trouble understanding why having a female pres would be a bad thing...
Exactly ......... I too never kinda understood this fact ..

Not just here But from Interaction to US citizens apart form this Forum too........... they seem to be taken aback by someone mentioning a Woman President .......... and i never found a sutiable reason for that ...........

Whatever the reason is They Just don't seem ready for it mentally.......... thats a general impression i got over the years.

Peace
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April 2nd, 2005  
DTop
 
 
Be careful of where you try to steer this discussion. It should be about "is america ready to have a female president?", not NZ history or anything else. We don't need a shouting match precipitated by a my country is better than yours statement whether inadvertent or otherwise.
April 2nd, 2005  
ARMYMOM
 
 
It does not matter to me if the candidate is a man, women or monkey. It's whoever I FEEL would be the better president. I do not vote along political parties, I wont vote on gender.
Unfortunately (in my humble opinion) who the choice to vote for is truly not in our hands, it is who the powers to be want it to be. Then we have to make a choice from there.
The best person for president is probably a man or women in a small town somewhere who we will never know about because he/she does not have the millions of dollars it takes to run for president.
April 2nd, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ARMYMOM
The best person for president is probably a man or women in a small town somewhere who we will never know about because he/she does not have the millions of dollars it takes to run for president.
here here!
April 3rd, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Well, a country as sexist as South Korea has a female leader of the Han-Nara party. If elections were held this year (which they're not) she would be presidential candidate.
So a country where sexism isn't as bad... why not?