posted by Fab4Runner
So you disagree with your wife saying that a female VP bringing so much to females is absurd?
It's her opinion, she's got every right to have that opinion. In her mind, having a female VP isn't all of a sudden going to make any changes to how "female empowerment." Why? Because she's seen it at the local and lower levels -- her girls she teaches have tons of female administrators, leaders, coaches, etc. and it's not helping there. She's taught at three different schools in three different states (4 and 4, if include a part-time job), and all the schools have been 90+ percent free and reduced lunches.
Her experiences, either personal OR what she's seen from her students align with what Al Bundy has said:
Socio-economic advantages play a bigger role in our society than race or gender. Both of Harris's parents were doctors. She went to a school district that was more privileged than what most of us did. She had access to any tutoring or technology that she needed. She was well connected, and it has greatly helped her career. I'm sure that she has worked hard, but she has had greater opportunities than most of us because of her parents.
Probably would be more emphasis on the "parents" side of it too. The home life is so important to the success of all people - regardless of race or sex [or insert whatever]. Sure, there are positives that can come from a female VP, she (nor I) would disagree with that. But, saying it will make a major difference isn't exactly accurate either.
How many people brought up Victoria Woodhull either leading up to the election or inauguration day? Geraldine Ferraro? Tonie Nathan? Lena Springs? Heck, Sarah Palin was ridiculed so much. Once Kamala Harris accepted the VP nomination, everyone seemed to turn their heads at her previous statement:
I believe them, and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it.