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Women in Congress Viewed as *Outsiders*?

22 October 2006 at 12:01:56 PM

Shaking my head. According to this Houston Chron article, the reason that women may make gains in Congressional races this year is because women are viewed as *outsiders*. After all, women "look different".

The climate is favorable for women because the majority of voters have a sour opinion of male lawmakers implicated in Capitol Hill scandals. Women, who make up just 15 percent of Congress, are viewed as outsiders.

"When voters are looking for change, women become a logical place to look," said Debbie Walsh, director of the nonpartisan Center for American Women in Politics at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, part of Rutgers University. "They look different. They are not the standard issue congressional candidate — a white male in a blue suit with a red tie."

I can't believe that any person, let alone female, would even SAY such outrageous crap in this day and age. First, that type of statement reinforces any misguided sexist views that women don't quite fit into *standard issue* jobs. Who is it that is determining what *standard issue* is, anyway? And it isn't *issues* that are driving kicking out some of these crooks? (They aren't all male, you know, look at Kay Baily Hutchison). It is also simply ridiculous to insinuate that because a woman doesn't *dress* in a suit with a red tie, that makes her non-standard-even if a woman were to DRESS in a blue suit with a red tie, she's uh, still have some features that would make it obvious she's female, unless the authors want to suggest that, to be *standard* a woman ought to bind her breasts, chop her hair and take male hormones.

I don't care if that Center for American Women is *nonpartisan*; they sure seem to be towing the line to reinforce women as second class citizens.

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