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ozarque has a particularly interesting entry here about the exhausting ordeal of running for President. (I'm linking rather than quoting because I don't have permission to quote yet.)

It intrigues me that I immediately respond with sympathy to the post, which makes me want to check my own premises. This is, after all, the process that candidates for President go through in every election. Why is it, I wonder, that I find myself instinctively agreeing that it isn't fair to a woman to be put through this wringer? I think that betrays some hidden sexism in my own attitude, which I need to acknowledge.

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neonchameleon
Feb. 18th, 2008 08:39 am (UTC)
Why is it, I wonder, that I find myself instinctively agreeing that it isn't fair to a woman to be put through this wringer?

You may be like me - I'd consider it extremely nasty to put any human being through that wringer - particularly a wonkish/geeky one.
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