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MineralMan

(146,265 posts)
16. Yes, I think change is coming, and just in the nick of time.
Sat Feb 9, 2019, 04:49 PM
Feb 2019

The traditional route for becoming a political candidate is networking with peer groups. For decades, those peer groups have been primarily male. From college fraternities to later service organizations and business societies, that networking is how male candidates get their start, in most cases.

I remember when Rotary and Kiwanis were male-only organizations. They resisted women as members for a very long time. Why? Because they were misogynists at heart, at least to some degree.

Introducing diversity into our legislative and political environment isn't just a good idea. It has become essential. We must do it, or we'll continue along the same patriarchal past we've been on historically.

The recent election proved that women aren't just flukes as political candidates. Minority and women candidates no longer have to sit back an accept a poorer chance at getting elected.

I'm sick and tired of living in a patriarchal society. I want a completely balanced mix of leaders and legislators. It's long past time.

This message was self-deleted by its author Renew Deal Feb 2019 #1
No, not a Kim Davis type. She's openly a terrible person. MineralMan Feb 2019 #2
All due respect, MM, I think the point is that having an XX chromosome pair is no panacea ... mr_lebowski Feb 2019 #5
Nor should we automatically assume that a (D) after someone's name MineralMan Feb 2019 #9
I agree. Benevolent sexism is still sexism. I agree spooky3 Feb 2019 #12
I know you didn't mean her Renew Deal Feb 2019 #7
Look at where she was elected, please. MineralMan Feb 2019 #10
It's not about you Renew Deal Feb 2019 #14
If it's not about me, don't make it about me, please. MineralMan Feb 2019 #18
I deleted it since you found it personally insulting Renew Deal Feb 2019 #20
I'm finished trying to figure it out also Awsi Dooger Feb 2019 #3
I'm going to leave that all to the Virginians to sort out. MineralMan Feb 2019 #4
There should an investigation MINIMUM and DNC on state levels should enact some level of consequence uponit7771 Feb 2019 #6
I don't care how many oats young men (or, GASP, young women) sow. demmiblue Feb 2019 #8
I was using that as a euphemism. MineralMan Feb 2019 #11
Why anyone is surprised at these behaviors is a question ismnotwasm Feb 2019 #13
Yes, I think change is coming, and just in the nick of time. MineralMan Feb 2019 #16
Yeah, the whole thing is mind-blowing . . . peggysue2 Feb 2019 #15
We need more women officeholders, but radius777 Feb 2019 #17
Whether those people in Virginia leave or survive this, MineralMan Feb 2019 #19
I think VA Democratic Party and assembly members will handle it, and Hortensis Feb 2019 #21
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