Monday, January 07, 2008

America Looks Beyond Gender


The map above comes from reader's blog Nat the Dem. Nat takes a look at states where the governor, lieutenant governor, or the sole state representative is a woman. It is pretty clear that woman have gone along way from the days when only the egalitarian interior West would elect them.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting map. Although there are many women in highest of positions in the U.S., can a woman be elected as president, the highest position in the country? I think so. The U.S. has moved a long way in gender equality. However, I am willing to bet that we will elect a woman president before a black president or a muslim president. There are some minorities that are just not seen with the same equity as everyone else in this country. Although very few people will admit to this, I think it is culturally entrenched in our society. But I do believe that there will be a day in the near future where all people will not only be looked at but also acted upon as equals. I would love to see a social minority as president in this country, be it a woman, black, mormon, muslim, jew, etc.

Anonymous said...

Betty Friedan deserves massive credit for the equality women have gained. Interesting writing, by the way.