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I read the question about a woman becoming president already. I, to am doing an oratory report on the same issue. Do you think a woman will EVER become president in the forseeable future? In my lifetime (I'm 14)? Do you think it would be good for the country? Why or why not?

Thanks for your note to Feminist.com--and mostly for actually reading the questions before asking your own. I do think that there will be a woman president in your lifetime. Probably 30 years or so--though maybe more. The problem is that many people don't want to verbally admit that they don't trust women--just as people will rarely admit to their racist thoughts. So, on the surface people say--the world is equal, I trust women of all colors, black men, etc... Then when they go behind closed doors, their actions contradict this.

I think too that this is even greater with gender. I think that society has changed enough that people know---even if they don't act on it-- -mistreating someone because of the color their skin is wrong. However, I don't think we have made as much progress around gender. Knowing that I think that it will be awhile before we see a female president. And, I think too that women have been conditioned to not think that is possible, therefore, there are few women that would even set their sights on the presidency.


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