Equality's Future: An Introduction

Victoria Nourse

Georgetown University Law Center


Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender, and Society, Vol. 23, pp. 161-167, 2008
Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 13-035

We stand at an extraordinary moment: never before have so many powerful men wished to be women. For the first time in history, a massive number of male and female voters --18 million in fact -- cast their ballots to nominate a woman, Senator Hillary Clinton, to be President of the United States. Disappointed at Senator Clinton's failure to win the Democratic Party's nomination, many women threatened to bolt the party. Sensing opportunity, the Republican Presidential candidate, Senator John McCain, promptly named as his vice-presidential running mate the first woman ever nominated by the Republican Party to a Presidential ticket. And, not to be outdone, the other vice-presidential candidate, Senator Joe Biden, with characteristic candor, openly wondered whether his running mate might have been better off choosing a woman.

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Keywords: feminism, equality, gender equality

JEL Classification: K00, K30, K39

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Date posted: May 7, 2013  

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Nourse, Victoria, Equality's Future: An Introduction (2008). Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender, and Society, Vol. 23, pp. 161-167, 2008; Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 13-035. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2261247

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