News outlets are reporting that the fiscal deal Congress passed last night was originally shaped and championed by a group of women Senators. Currently less than 20% of Congress is women. Would it run better if less than 20% were men instead?
The bi-partisan women's caucus did an awesome job - I saw them interviewed on Tuesday and they were respectful and nice to each other
I don't think it's a question of gender but more about personality etc. Women like Nancy Pelosi are not really the women who could make a compromise.
I'm confused. Is saying women would do a better job still sexism?
Somehow it's ok to be sexiest against men. Especially if they are white. Then you can call them whatever you want.
Go look up the word sexism, fellas.
Discrimination based on gender, especially the discrimination against women.
LMAO, the definition discriminates, too cool
Sexist or not - these women did an awesome job. As pointed out above there are partisan women, like Representative Pelosi and I would suggest Sarah Palin. But that wasn't these women, they were non-conformational, focused, and willing to compromise
Having more women representation keeps things saner with less hubris, imho...
Yes. Becky would get in a fight with Tricia over who's boyfriend is hotter and then Tricia and Becky wouldn't talk for 27 years.
Ha! Love it.
I don't see how it would change anything, really. They're still part of the same parties and represent the same people. In theory - every congressperson is doing what they feel is best for the people of the United States (some in smaller districts
than others). Perhaps there would be less finger pointing, but if you watch speeches of those who are currently in Congress - I don't think it would be drastically different.
MrL - did you see these women interviewed? They were far from "politics as usual." They were different. It was a breath of fresh air to watch them sit side by side and converse
Eh, I don't think it would change anything. I don't view this as an issue of which sex the leader is. It's the individual.
I always question the judgment when too many Y-chromosomes are involved.
As Robin Williams said about men: if we can't fu€% it, we'll kill it.
You must really hate men, then.What a sexist!
Don't get me wrong, too much estrogen can be just as damaging....and a he11 of a lot more confusing.
I don't think there would be any less corruption.
Woman leaders are an excellent idea.
I think congress needs to represent the overall demographics of the country. It shouldn't be 80% any sex or ethnicity. A better informed populace and campaign finance reform would help us start to even out congress.
That explains why the deal was so terrible.
Never miss an opportunity for misogyny...
What? What do you mean? Just because a group of women came up with it, doesn't make the deal any less terrible for the Country. Women are capable of terrible ideas. Their vaginas don't spare them scrutiny.
"That's why the deal was so terrible" as a response to the question says the fact that they were women is why the deal was bad. A bad deal is because of bad decisions, not because of sex.
Yes, and this is why women make terrible comedians. Learn how to take a joke, and stop going out of your way to be offended. You'll be much happier. With that said, apparently someone thought their vaginas had something to do with it, otherwise it wouldn't be reported.
I don't know that it would be better so slanted the other way; closer to 50/50 would be better.
Partisanship is partisanship gender wouldn't really matter
Well it certainty couldn't run worse lol
To be serious though, I do think women are more likely to put ego and partisanship aside. Whether that's a good thing is up for debate. I don't necessarily like the "deal" they came up with, for example.
I agree, I think most women aren't as stubborn about that stuff. A little less ego that the males in there seem to cling to.
I don't know where you guys are getting your impressions on this- mine is the opposite.
I've worked in a female dominated field most of my career, most of my bosses have been female.
Women can be just as underhanded and unprofessional as men.
I can't count how many times I've had female bosses plot to sabotage other female execs for no other reason than personally disliking the other person.
I'm not saying men are better, but they certainly aren't worse.
I think it comes down to the individual, and, in general, people who go into
politics have personal power motivations that supersede their promises to promote the common good.
Well certainly it will vary on an individual basis. Most of the women I've worked with have been very cooperative with each other.
Then the women I've worked with would eat them for breakfast.