Gendered Qualification for Public Office

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Should Middle-Aged Men Hold Public Office?

That’s the title of an engaging essay by Barbara O’Brien over at salon.com here. O’Brien not only answers those who have wondered aloud about Sotomayor’s qualifications given possibilities such as menstruation and menopause, but turns the question of qualifications toward public officials such as South Carolina Governor Sanford (and others too numerous to mention).

It’s worth a read.

-   Ruthann Robson

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