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After much conflict, women won the right to vote with the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution on August 26,1920. A logical conclusion might be that today--88 years later--when women are the majority of voters, they would overwhelmingly and automatically vote for other women.
After all, another women would share one's perspective, embrace her priorities, understand her mood swings and even share a chocolate martini should the occasion call for it.
Of course if this were true, it would badly skew the gender balance of all publicly elected bodies, losing the very diversity of perspective that proponents of gender equity seek. Just as a presidential cabinet on campus should contain a diverse mixture of voices, so should the ranks of our elected officials.
An anti-suffrage movement argued that women didn't want to vote, …