To suggest that women might make better politicians and make better decisions overall always brings out the heated arguments, but it’s a fair one to consider especially in light of the pretty bad decisions — both personal and political — our mostly male-run world has made over the course of, well, all time.
It was interesting to see a conversation about that on a morning show hosted by a woman. I was especially happy to see ABC’s Claire Shipman on this panel, who was wonderfully helpful to me in arranging some interviews for Mothers of Intention: How Women & Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America, and who, after reading the manuscript, provided me with one of those lovely “blurbs” for the book jacket:
Now, you know that no political talk show hosted by a man — especially the ones that usually feature all white men — are going to touch this topic with the proverbial ten foot pole. But don’t you think it’s time we see what more women can do? We certainly can’t do any worse than the guys who can’t control themselves on Twitter or who pay off their mistress’ husband or who get us into wars we don’t need to be in.