In President Obama’s final press conference of they year, he only took questions from female reporters. Sexism will never go away until this kind of political hackery goes away. If the President really wanted to treat women equally, he would promote the content of their questions, and not the fact that they are women. What he did says, “It only matters that women were called on, not what they have to say.” He made a political move here to draw women into his favor, but this is condescending; women are not single-issue voters, who can only vote based on gender and are not interested in the political issues that men are interested in. This is backwards thinking from the President.
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Benjamin Ryan is an undergraduate at Columbia University in New York where he majors in political science with a focus on international relations and Chinese foreign policy. He has provided research for some of Columbia’s leading Political Science professors. Ben has worked at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, providing research for various scholars. He also worked as a personal research assistant to noted author, columnist, and pundit Jonah Goldberg. At Columbia University he chaired the American Enterprise Institute's Executive Council, was President of Christians United for Israel, and was the Vice President of Students Supporting Israel. View all posts by Benjamin Ryan