It's Our Turn

Long the outsiders in politics, women now find themselves running on the inside track

At last, not being one of the boys looks like an advantage. It's the boys, after all, who are responsible for the federal deficit, nuclear waste dumps and the savings and loan debacle, to name but a few of the disasters proliferating in the national In basket. Women politicians, who suffered from not being insiders, are benefiting from having been outsiders while the mess was made.

Cleaning up messes has long been relegated to women's work, as have certain other issues that have suddenly risen to the top of the political agenda, like worrying over the young, the aged, the sick...

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