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Another woman demonstrates why women have no place in government

March 18, 2009

INTERVIEW WITH HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JANET NAPOLITANO
‘Away From the Politics of Fear’

Janet Napolitano, 51, is President Obama’s new Homeland Security Secretary. She spoke with SPIEGEL about immigration, the continued threat of terrorism and the changing tone in Washington.

SPIEGEL: Madame Secretary, in your first testimony to the US Congress as Homeland Security Secretary you never mentioned the word “terrorism.” Does Islamist terrorism suddenly no longer pose a threat to your country?

Napolitano: Of course it does. I presume there is always a threat from terrorism. In my speech, although I did not use the word “terrorism,” I referred to “man-caused” disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.

Onion parody

February 21, 2009

East Timor’s First Female Dictator Hailed As Step Forward For Women

Amivi Gama’s violent rise to power has proved that women are just as capable as men when it comes to brutality and oppression.

Of course, they aren’t. There has never been a female dictator or conqueror. There are only two ways that women can become heads of state. They may get elected in democracies sympathetic to feminism, though it is exceedingly obvious that voters prefer male leaders. And that includes female voters; women have had the vote for decades and male politicians still far outnumber female ones. In fact, there were more female heads of state when most heads of state were monarchs and not elected politicians. Which leads us to the other way women can become heads of state: be born to it. No woman has ever seized power for herself or carved out an empire of her own, unless you believe the legends of Amazons.

Female Politicians

April 3, 2008

Do Female Politicians Represent an ‘Ethical and Pure’ Force?

Okay, we all know the answer to that, but it’s a fairly interesting editorial anyway, despite silly statements such as, “There’s no doubt that women bring a valuable perspective to the political arena.” It lists many of Hilary Clinton’s well-known lies and crimes and Nancy Pelosi’s broken campaign promises. And it has this keen insight:

A February 5 editorial in the Christian Science Monitor announced grandly that “a woman leader governs differently than a man, bringing new perspectives and helping other women.” That’s a rather bizarre claim in light of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, multi-billion dollar programs that were enacted by men and designed to benefit mostly women.