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President Obama named the new
Already serving on the
It's taken a long time, but the reluctance in any country to appointing women to high government offices seems to be a thing of the past. It's my opinion -- which I reveal reluctantly -- that there are things men do better than women and things women do better than men. However, I don't think there's any difference in how a male judge decides cases and how a female judge makes such decisions. There's right and wrong in the world and gender doesn't enter into that equation.
I don't know how we're ever going to resolve the prejudice against women in some circles. There's no doubt that men can run faster and lift more than women and there is evidence their brains work differently, but there's no evidence that one brain works better than the other. I wouldn't dare say so if I thought so but fortunately I don't think so.
If Ms. Kagen is confirmed, she'll be only the fourth woman in history to serve on the
There are 76 women in the
Women have been making their way in government for decades, and I don't think there's any real reluctance on the part of voters to put women in office. I don't think men automatically vote against them. We've grown up in that regard in the last 50 years. Women think differently from men on a lot of issues, but no one thinks men are right all the time and women are wrong all the time. The fact is, of course, they're both wrong a lot of times.
Since 1917, there have been 229 women elected to the
In the past 50 years I've been in Washington, D.C. often. I've been to the House and the
For fun, I looked up figures on female members of the Russian Parliament, including their representation in the Russian State Duma, the lower house, and the
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