Monday, October 21, 2013

Women in the Obama Administration

A couple of months ago, I found an article in the New York Times titled "In Obama's High Level Appointments, the Scales Still Tip Toward Men" by Annie Lowrey. The article discussed the fact that the Executive Branch has a lower proportion of women than the House of Representatives, the Senate and corporate America now have. Although the causes for this dynamic are not clear, it is unsurprising to me considering the fact that the Executive Branch has yet to see a female president. The number of women in the Executive Branch needs to rise do that the American public can conceptualize women as belonging in positions of power and accept this reality in other fields as well. 

This is the link to the article:

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