Hemlines, husbands and hairdos.
Despite this year being coined
the "Year of the Woman" by some political pundits, those characteristics
continue to define women seeking a run for public office or who are already in power, said Bev Perdue, former Democratic governor of
But as America's demographic profile continues to
shift, and as today's young women enter the workforce, bias against
female politicians will eventually dissipate, Perdue added.
think you're going to bring about all this change we've been fighting
about," Purdue said at a Women In Politics panel discussion at the
University of Chicago (U of C) Wednesday evening. "I'd like to live long enough
to see a real year of the woman, and actually a year of the gay man and a
year of people not worrying about sex or race." Read more »