Our Gender-Bilingual President?

Aviva Wittenberg-Cox, founder and publisher of Women-omics, wrote an opinion piece for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this weekend. The article points out that even though President Obama seems to be leaps and bounds ahead of previous presidents as “gender-bilingual,” able to speak and connect to both men and women, his cabinet is still conspicuously missing many female appointees. Currently, taking into account the two cabinet positions which have not yet been filled, Obama’s cabinet consists of five women, making the cabinet only 23% female, far lower than many other nations who have dedicated themselves more strongly to gender balance in government.


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