Monday, January 28, 2008

What Would Women In Power Sound LIke?

I can't help but notice during the President's speech that comments he makes about the terrorists being on the run and our assured success abroad are greeted with distinctly male "huzzahs" of approval. Manly cheers. Gut level agreement in guttural tones.

If we ever got close to a 50/50 divide in Congress (and the Court, and the Cabinet, and the Executive), would it sound different? Would it sound like a rock concert with higher-pitched "wooos" to go with the boy noises?

Or would women refrain for cheering for things like war and bloodlust that seem to rouse the most fervent reactions in their male counterparts? Would they cheer as enthusiastically for other areas of policy? Or just restrain themselves from sounding like idiots?

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