I know you guys (a generalization, not targeted at anyone) mean well, but honestly, the mindset that there will "probably not be a woman president" due to the role expectations of women doesn't help. Some will argue "it's just reality," that's simply not the case. To say that women are considered "inherently weak" whether you believe it or not induces the Pygmalion effect (or a self-fulfilling prophecy, if you will).
Sure, there will be some women who will try harder to spite these expectations, but we cannot sit on our hands and wait for those people. That's the problem with this issue, people will feel it is unjust, but do nothing in the way of helping out.
I find that most (not all) of humanity's problems can be resolved simply by being educated (properly) during childhood (adults scarcely are swayed). So, to say nothing can be done about it, isn't true, I've done something just now by submitting my ideas. If generation by generation more people can gain better education, eventually things will get better. Obviously this will take a long time, but it's better than doing nothing.
Honestly, I don't believe it matters what race/gender/social status a president is, just so long as that person can both maintain and better our country.
Since I'm an overanalytical jerkwad, I'm going to say that technically women are considered "minorities." But I get your meaning.Originally Posted by MoonUnit
I'm just curious as to why you would think that. Here in the US, African American men gained the right to vote before women (regardless of race) did. And if we truly are doomed to repeat history...
I'm just kidding.