Getting a Gender Message

Politicians affirm that a woman's place is in the voting booth

It was courting time in San Antonio. The suitors came early and stayed late. They made sure that the women staff members who accompanied them were highly visible, flourishing them like bouquets. Addressing the 800 delegates to the convention of the bipartisan National Women's Political Caucus, they offered lyrical tributes to the ability of women to influence the election of the next President of the U.S. And with good reason. Each—Walter Mondale, John Glenn, Gary Hart, Alan Cranston and Ernest Hollings—is a...

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