With Eyes on Possible Clinton Run, Questions on Room for Other Women

With Eyes on Possible Clinton Run, Questions on Room for Other Women

“A two-woman ticket may be just the sort of medicine that Americans — who polls suggest have grown weary of status quo leadership — are craving.”

This article discusses the dynamics of women in politics, particularly what effect a female president (Hilary Clinton) would have on other women in politics. Traditionally women did not actively participate in politics, not even gaining the right to vote until 1920 so the growth of women involved in America’s political world in progressive and controversial. Due to the social disruption women in politics has on the population it is feared that placing a women as president would cause voters to elect women less in hope to balance out the political world, even though it is still dominantly male. Recent studies, however, have shown the Americans may be ready for a female president in contrast to all the white males we’ve had (except for Obama).

 

toys reinforce gender roles

HASBRO’S SPIKE IN SALES OF GIRLS’ TOYS IS A RESULT OF ‘GIRLY’ BRANDING, AND THAT’S NOT A GOOD THING 

This article addresses the marketing of toys on gender bases. It shows how toys market for girls (In pink and purple) have shown a tremendous sales increase of 20%. The absurd draw of girls to things that are pink and purple and sparkle can be traced to the 1950s when toys began to be mass produced and were extremely gender based. girls played with doll, buys played with trucks, girls played mom, boy played cowboys. This school of thought has been carried into the twenty first century on the backs of barbie dolls, and play house sets. And even though the nerff guns featured in this article do allow girls to leave their kitchens for a while they are careful not to make them like the boy ones. These toys are still clearly built for girls just “rebellleous” girls.