More Than a Woman: Voters must pick candidates based on policy, not gender

January 4, 2013 | Karin

I have a piece out today in U.S. News Weekly on women in high office. We now have a record number of female senators—20, up from 17 last term. ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer recently interviewed 19 them. Here is part of the piece:

Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill explained that women are “less confrontational and more collaborative,” and that “all of us, not only do we want to work in a bipartisan way, we do it.”

I’d like our fiscal problems solved—and solved sooner rather than later. But putting a budget deal together isn’t difficult because there is too much testosterone in the room. The real problem is that the parties, and the people they represent, have fundamentally different views on economic issues and how we should move forward.

Read the entire piece here.

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