Wilson was the inventor of “President Barbie”, the doll designed to teach girls that Barbie doesn’t just need to be Ken’s skanky companion. Pull the string on President Barbie and she says, “running the country is harrrrd.” Well, maybe not.
Geraldine Ferraro is often described as breaking the glass ceiling for women in politics, as she ran as Walter Mondale’s VP candidate. This actually set women back a good while. Being the first woman to run for the presidency or the vice presidency, and doing it under Mondale is like being the first female to be first-mate on an oil tanker– under Captain Hazelwood.
So, women had Geraldine Ferraro, and perhaps their next shot at it will be with Hillary Clinton, both liberals. If Clinton goes down in flames, this will be described as “America not ready for a female leader” (read: America still sexist). This isn’t the case. It’ll simply mean that America is not up to another liberal president, period.
When the Republicans and the Democrats both put up viable women as candidates, then we’ll know if “we’re ready”.
Whoever gets elected the first female president, there’s one thing to be thankful for: **there will be one less woman driver.
“President Barbie”: A calmer, more reasoned politician who once a month inexplicably gets cranky and threatens to nuke innocent countries
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