The Pros And Cons Of A Female President Essay

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Women, in today’s society are facing dilemmas in different occupations as they become more suitable for leadership positions. “Traditional definitions of leadership are challenged by the changing demographic of society in the United States, increasing numbers of women in leadership roles in the counseling profession, and shifting expectations in the workplace” (Levitt 66). Although, women status has improved over the past century, they are still lacking access to power and leadership compared to men (Carli & Eagly 629). Furthermore, according to many researchers, women are still underrepresented in the workforce; facing barriers against stereotypes, gender differences and inequality with men.
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In this case, how can we acknowledge women leadership, if we as society are gradually learning about women’s history and lacking the knowledge of their leadership positions?
Focusing on women and their occupancy of leadership should not cause us to forget that women have always exercised leadership in their families and communities (Carli & Eagly 629). There have been political leaderships involving women, “in history only 42 women have ever served as presidents or prime ministers, and 25 of those have come to office in the 1990s” (Carli & Eagly 629). Women’s representation in leadership positions have declined in recent years. “In 2010, 58.6 percent of all women 16 years and over were in the labor force, compared to 71.2 percent of all men” (Statistical Overview of Women in the Workplace 2). Based on some statistical data, you can see that women are lacking leadership ability more so now than generations before because fewer women are in male-dominated occupations. Catalyst, a non-profit organization working to advance opportunities for women in business, believes that one barrier women are facing in work advancement is gender stereotyping (Evans 62). Catalyst believes that many organizations need to promote change in the work environment, getting rid of gender stereotyping and expanding more on women leadership talent (Evans 63). I believe that women in the workforce and

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01-12-2014, 10:41 AM
 
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I know that there are female leaders of other countries, but I'd like to read your thoughts on the pros and cons of the United States having a female president.

Sadly, I cannot think of any pros. I wish I could because I'd like to see a female president in my lifetime.
-The First Man might have the stigma of a pansy
-Media might be more concerned with her hair or what designer she's wearing
-She would be considered emotional because of PMS
-She wouldn't be respected as much
01-12-2014, 10:49 AM
 
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if we ever get a female president, she is going to have to be tough and hard nosed. and that can be a problem, but it can be an advantage as well. in the end a female president wont be any more or less problematic than a make president.
01-12-2014, 10:55 AM
 
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Frankly, I couldn't give a **** about the gender of a president. The only thing I really care about is whether he/she would make a good president during his/her time in office. I don't think of pros and cons based on a candidate's gender, but their merit.
01-12-2014, 10:58 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Pinkmani
I know that there are female leaders of other countries, but I'd like to read your thoughts on the pros and cons of the United States having a female president.

Sadly, I cannot think of any pros. I wish I could because I'd like to see a female president in my lifetime.
-The First Man might have thestigma of a pansy
-Media might be more concerned with her hair or what designer she's wearing
-She would be considered emotional because of PMS
-She wouldn't be respected as much
We've seen how things work out when we are more concerned about "making history" than we are about electing the right person for the job. I hope hope hope that we do not do the same thing again and elect a woman strictly so that we can say we have elected a woman.

Everything you wrote above is a bunch of crap - you'd "like" to see a female prez in your lifetime, the first dude would be called a pansy, media concerned about her hair and clothes, PMS, lack of respect for a woman. All useless and unimportant side tracks to the most important issue.

We NEED someone to LEAD this country. We have issues in this country now (and issues that are brewing) that are so important that the consequences of voting for the wrong person for the wrong reasons could be dire on many fronts. We (us........the people.........the citizens of this country) just don't have TIME to dick around anymore with stupid made up "wars on fill-in-the-blank" and useless crap like "what is she wearing?".

I don't care the gender of the next president. I don't care the color. I don't care the girth. I don't care the age. But it had BETTER be the right person for this country and its citizens. We cannot afford to scr*w this up one more time. We can't.
01-12-2014, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Fredericktown,Ohio
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There are no pros or cons because she will be a partisan {R} or {D} and carry out the same interventionist foreign policy as those before. She will be like a triplet of Obama/Bush.
01-12-2014, 11:01 AM
 
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I'm not a liberal Democrat therefore I don't vote for people based on skin color, gender, sexual orientation, national heritage or any other bigoted way of voting.

I don't think there are any pros or cons to a female president in general, there are quite a few pros and cons to individual candidates who might just happen to be male or female. I don't think we should ever vote for someone just so we can say that we've elected the "first woman". Look at the horrible choice we got when people did that based on electing the "first black" POTUS.
01-12-2014, 11:01 AM
 
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01-12-2014, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Fredericktown,Ohio
6,145 posts, read 3,857,973 times
Oh I forgot too add she will w**** herself out to the banks and corporations just like those before her. Hillary is already picked up a few hundred thousand as my case in point. She will be anybodies girl when they have their check book out just like those before her.
01-12-2014, 11:29 AM
 
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Not being able to think of any "pros" of a woman leader has more to do with subjective values and macho thinking than rational objective thinking. Following are just some of the countries that have elected women as leaders. Some of them are considered "sexist" countries, but obviously they are not. Is the male ego so fragile in this country that they cannot objectively believe women make good leaders? If not, what is the reason other countries have no problem with a leader being female?

Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Dominica, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
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