Ken, what sort of training and experience are you referring to? There are *thousands* of professional female lawyers, doctors, and businesswomen out there who would be better suited to the presidency then Hippo, the farmer from Gurabo.I think there are very few women in the DR who through training and experience are ready to govern the nation...
Jane J. said:You say, Look how long it has taken the US blah blah blah, when in reality the DR is ahead of the US in that respect. Or hadn't you noticed Milagros Bosch? Look around, Ken, and you will see many women involved in politics on a national and municipal level, who have plenty of training and experience.
I agree, cira, as I tried to inidicate in my first post and in my reply to the snipers.Cira said:One thing that a lot of men do not see is that even though Dominican women are most devoted to their families, we have the courage to stand up for oursrelves. It is not so much the machism, but the lack of confidence and litlle support that we get. We already have a VP who is a woma and has run the country by herself in various ocassions while Hipolito was out, during this times she has demonstrated that she is a leader and that she could help the country, look at what she has done for the education of our country!!
Are you so sure? Which woman in the US do you think is poised to seize her party's nomination for president? I frankly can't think of one. There are many competent women that should run, but none I see on-track for 2004. Yet I see Milagros standing a good chance of being the PRD candidate in 2004 if Hipolito sticks to his word and does not run for re-election.Ken said:
I don't agree that the DR is ahead of the US with respect to grooming women to be President. The DR has Milagros, the US has women Governors, US Senators, Congresswomen, Cabinet officers, Supreme Court Justices, Generals, etc., etc. You can argue all you want, but I think the US is closer to electing a woman President than the DR is.
Okay, boy, we will give you a break.Give me a break, gals.
What I said was that the DR is ahead, not "way" ahead, and what I meant was, that it has achieved something that the US has not - it has a woman VP. Undeniably true.With respect to Jane J.'s statement that the DR is way ahead of the US
Pib, did you write this? I asked because you usually don't blather.Pib said:So Ken, is it all about gross numbers or percentages. So, Norway is not good enough because they are so few. How about India then?
Let met tell you something I will never, and I say NEVER vote for a woman. I will though vote for whom I think is the best candidate, be it woman or a man. I couldn't care less. Dominican women maybe have not gotten all the accomplishemts that American women have gotten on paper, but we are slowly taking over in many areas, and yes, I believe the chances of a Dominican female president is closer than that of the US.
You definitely have to start reading the newspapers Ken.