Election time: Boys vs. Girls...?
Original post made by Danny on Nov 6, 2007
on Nov 7, 2007 at 1:13 am
I don't know if one can legitimately say this actually means anything, with respect to people's views of gender. I and my husband and friends certainly did NOT choose the candidates we voted for based on their gender, but on their platforms and history and such. I would suggest that one should not assume that what is called by one person as a "trend this year" is really even a statistically significant result.
on Nov 7, 2007 at 1:15 am
If you think the men on the city council are good leaders your guess might be worth considering. Actually the women on the current council are much more competent. They don't tend to pontificate and bluster and they usually know what they are talking about. They have diverse views but if you are categorizing men vs women, that's the way it shapes up at present. As for the future we will see.
You may be confusing aggressiveness and self confidence with competence.
on Nov 7, 2007 at 7:05 am
For the most part, the leaders were all ones who spent the most time on getting elected - seeking endorsements, going to candidate forums, creating organizations, etc. Gender I don't think had anything to do with it.
I say for the most part, because Ezran & Dykwel I from what I could see put forth as great an effort as those in the lead, but didn't quite make it, whereas Yeh who has a full time job in San Francisco, couldn't do as much when forums where held during working hours.
Mytels is an interesting case of someone who dropped out, but did better than some who campaigning. Her focus was environment, and she was neighborhood active.