Do you think a Presidential Ticket with two women would have a significantly less chance of winning than a Presidential Ticket with two men?
It would make no difference to me, but there is still a lot of prejudice out there.
If neither is named Hillary, it would probably have no effect. You'd have some people who wouldn't vote for two women, but then you'd have people who would only vote for them because they are women. They'd cancel each other out.
I doubt it would matter. If anything, the "first female president" factor would probably encourage an extra percent or two of people to turn out.
The only thing I care about is their beliefs and character. I'd take Kelly Ayotte over pretty much anyone.
I think it depends on who they are, on both sides.
Not at all
Don't know. Don't care either. I don't vote for politicians based on their gender.
Leftists don't seem to have much faith in women politicians
It’s less about faith in women in politics, but about faith in voters to not pass judgement, subconscious or not, based on the fact that they are women.
Depends entirely on who they are. I would have been enthusiastic to cast a ballot for Fiorina had she been the nominee. But if the women are named Clinton or Warren, not a chance.
Depends on if Hillary Clinton is one of the women.
All else being the same, they’d have a much greater chance.
Not because I would not vote for them, but because our society still has a significant number of people who think (wrongly) that women can’t lead. Also, many men don’t like having a female boss - they find it emasculating.
I find that attitude emasculating.
Even some women don’t like female bosses.
The influence of the patriarchy is alive and well in this arena.
I don’t like having female bosses.
No. I think the number of people who would go out of their way to not vote for women are about equal to the number of people who would do the opposite
I think so. Society is still rather misogynist.
Do you know anyone that wouldn't vote for a woman?
Not speaking for the op but I know more than a few that won't vote for a woman. There are still plenty of sexists.
There are plenty here who don’t believe women should hold office or any type of supervisory positions over men.
I know plenty who would come up with tons of reasons why the women are worse even if they were literal saints; these people would NEVER admit it was because they were women.
There are also people who would vote for a woman simply because the candidate is a woman.
That’s true too.
Two wrongs don’t justify the action. Don’t attempt to pivot, just acknowledge that we live in a country where women are not treated like equals by certain groups. What you just did is why so many people hate the media.
If you want, feel free to put out your own question with that as a subject, but don’t bring in a different discussion to justify someone being an misogynist.
Wino - my point is directly related to the question. If the number of people who vote for a woman because of her gender outnumber the people who vote against her because of her gender, a woman will have a net advantage then a man. Nobody’s “pivoting” here
😂😂😂You think the number of morons who would vote for a woman purely based off the fact that she’s a woman is more than those morons who are misogynistic? 😂😂😂Stop, your making my stomach hurt.😂😂😂
But still nice you clearly want to pivot the conversation away from the issue of misogyny...
I know extremely liberal people and very few of them would vote based off gender. Only a few extremists (friends of friends) would entertain this idea while the rest of us have called them out on it.
As for the misogynists, that list is too long and sad to even list. Sadly, I even know women who think women should lead. It’s a far more wide spread issue in our society.
I see the point. Some people vote for women because they are women but I do think there are probably more people who would vote against a woman for her gender. The gap seems to be closing but let’s face it, it’s historically been a mans world.
I don’t know where you live but I have never heard in my life anybody say they would not vote for a woman. I have however heard one person say that they would vote for a woman because she was a woman.
Also RT, what makes you think that society is misogynistic?
Sea, you are in Cali?
Well, I come from a society that is VERY misogynistic. It’s better in the US but you still hear put downs like “the vagina vote”. Though I hated Hillary, and I’m sure many voted for her because she was a woman, many, no doubt, agreed with her political positions. Disregarding all of her voters as “the vagina vote” is the same as disregarding all Trump voters as bottom of the barrel or whatever they were called.
I think this country still is somewhat misogynistic. I know a police officer who hates to be partnered with women. I know a fireman who does not think women can be firefighters. There are farmers in the areas outside my city. I have never seen a woman driving a tractor. I’m told most trucking companies hire men or prefer to.
I could be wrong but middle America is not quite so willing to vote for a woman as a man.
Again, if I’m wrong, I am willing to discuss it, I realize I might be biased.
There are people on this app that have a very disdainful view of women. Look around, sea.
The vast majority of the misogynistic people won’t admit it. You’ll simply notice a trend of constantly putting down women of equal qualifications or better qualifications. They will have a million reasons other than “she’s a woman,” but when they hold women to a higher standard it becomes transparent.
MrsCrayon yes I’m in California. Lived both in LA and SF. And yes I realize we are more socially liberal out here but still, there are many conservatives out here as well. I think 40% of the voters are Republicans. As for SOH, when was the last time you saw a misogynistic comment? What did it say?
RT: your examples are interesting. While it may simply be sexism in those examples, they could also have non sexist reasons that simply reflect the demands of the job. Police, fire, and farming are all potentially physically demanding jobs. If the females are weaker and less capable of doing the work, why would that be sexist?
Sea, there are so many to choose from. Namely, far right conservatives, the nazi contingent, white nationalists. Plenty here. I asked about Cali because they are generally more liberal than other parts of the country.
And wino we just come from different places I suppose. I’m sorry you live in a sexist community.
Certainly if the the left wing had two female candidates. But the republicans? It might help them, unless the democrats chose a masculine male moderate
Which they aren't any of in the Democratic Party so
Agreed. It would be good for republicans but 2 smug liberal woman would be a disaster for democrats
If you take Europe as example, conservative women like Thatcher and Merkel did/do well.
Would you guys vote for a ticket with say, Condoleezza Rice and Sarah Palin?
No. I'm not a fan of either of those people. I would prefer them over say Hillary Clinton, but if that's the ticket that I might stay home
For good reason
WTF? Explain, puhleeeease!
Not at this time.