“Frankly, I am a woman, but I’m not sure I’m comfortable with a woman as president. Women are just - I just don’t know if we’re cut out to lead.”
These words came from Molly Gordon, a Christian conservative from Iowa who was interviewed by NPR at a candidate forum in Des Moines yesterday.
Her words sent a chill up and down my spine.
Maybe you can brush off Gordon’s comments as just religious dogma. Clearly some extreme Christians may deem women in a poor light, and believe women should just follow their husband’s orders, but such attitudes are more pervasive in society at large than we want to admit.
Take Corporate America. Women are just not breaking that pesky glass ceiling. Today, all-to-familiar dismal numbers on women in leadership positions at the nation’s major corporations were released. And coincidentally, one of the longest-sitting female CEOs at the Fortune 500, Avon’s Andrea Jung, just received a pink slip. (more…)