It’s time for Americans to consider a woman president. If we can send a robot lander to Mars, we can have a woman in the White House. There are considerations.
In general, I think women are a little more honest than men because they care less about strutting, arrogant (bring ‘em on) false pride turning-itself-into-close-minded-dogma that for example, the current president exhibits.
Of course, a down side is that once a woman is elected, she often tries to act more like a man, to compete with the men around her, which is to act more arrogant, stupid and paranoid.
But some countries have been at their absolute peak when they’ve had a woman at the helm, the England of Elizabeth the First for example.
Women as a rule are good at multi-tasking, a key job skill for president, while men are like hound dogs, sniffing in just one direction after a goal until it becomes an obsession. Women are better than men at dealing with defeat or disappointment. They have a more user-friendly Murphy’s Law view of existence (setbacks are bound to occur), and are less likely to take a defeat as a personal loss of face, and thus shape twisted policies from it (Lyndon Johnson said he wasn’t going to let any piss-ant country (Vietnam) boss him around).
But there are possible problems.
A woman president might get too caught up in the décor of the White House, the curtains, the drapes and furniture, spend too much time shopping for interior decoration, neglecting foreign policy and the economy.
Naturally, the first woman president’s husband, the first First Man, might also have a tough time, being perceived in the public eye as a wimp, woos, pansy. Or, just as likely, he could be faulted as the real power behind the throne, as Hillary Clinton was.
Another unpleasant reality is that the populace is bound to be more harshly critical of a woman who makes a gaff as president, rather than chalking it up to simple innocent stupidity as they would with a man—-like when Nixon walked into a wall on-camera, or Gerald Ford beaned a spectator with a golf ball, or Jimmy Carter admitted he’d lusted after photos in Playboy Magazine.
Such conduct would be considered unladylike.
We have women in combat, but we still expect them to act like ladies.
It is a proven fact that women think with a different part of their brain.
Would a woman treat a dictator of a rogue state like an errant schoolboy, instead of launching an invasion of his country? Women have shown they can be tough. To use a wrestling parlance, Maggie Thatcher jumped off the top turnbuckle onto the neck of Argentina over the Falklands.
Whoever she is, the first woman president is bound to be a Democrat. That’s a con right there, because she will be in effect a member of no organized party. The right, which despite their denials still believe a woman should be barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen, (Republican candidates usually appoint a woman under them in a key post as a token to skirt the issue), would subject her to merciless attacks.
I think if you’re a man, the best reason to support a woman for president is—–take a look at the positive qualities of your own wife.