Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Why Women Shun Politics

Quote of the Day

“You have to remember that most women are the protectors of their family. They look out for not only children but also the elderly. A lot of women, we see that as our first job. Many women don’t want to expose their family or their children to something so rough and so aggressive and unfair and not honest.”
-- Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator Gillibrand was addressing the question of why there are so few women in politics. The answer seems to make sense, but you have to wonder why men aren't equally concerned with the important work of protecting their families.

Bonus Quote of the Day

“Here is something you don’t see every day: a United States senator, looking like a million bucks in a little black dress and high heels, jitterbugging in a Manhattan department store."
-- Jonathan Van Meter

via Vogue on Kirsten Gillibrand: Just Plain Sexist

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