The first general election I remember was in 1979. I was 11. Before Britain voted, our class at school held a vote. I don’t remember there being a teacher-led discussion about the merits or failings of any party. We were effectively invited to reflect – openly in our classroom and by show of hands – the prejudices of our parents. Continue reading
This is an area where we can discuss Women and Politics .
I thought we could start with this statement made by
Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Woman and Politics at Rutgers University, who says women seek public office because “women run to do something, men run to be somebody.”
Continuing, Walsh said: “Women run because there is some public issue that they care about, some change they want to make, some issue that is a priority for them… men tend to run for office because they see this as a career path.”
Do you agree with this ?