Rethinking Madam President: Are We Ready for a Woman in the White House?
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- Publication Date:July 30, 2007
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From the political rumor mill to pop culture, all signs suggest that the United States is finally ready for a woman in the White House. But is the vision of an imminent Madam President truly in line with today's political reality?
Rethinking Madam President offers a critical assessment of the inroads made by female candidates into the previously male bastion of electoral success--exploring whether they are at all relevant to the race for the presidency. The authors tackle a range of provocative issues: the conflation of the presidency with masculinity; media coverage focusing, even today, on the novelty of a female candidate; public support for women that often evaporates in the voting booth; and more. Although Madam President is not an impossibility, they conclude, it would be a mistake to ignore the very significant hurdles that women still face on the path to the Oval Office.
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