Letter to the Editor: Men and women in politics

Dear Editor,

 

"Radford students and a faculty member discussed issues that women face including, the gender pay gap and campus safety."
“Radford students and a faculty member discussed issues that women face including, the gender pay gap and campus safety.”

I am writing a reaction to the article, “Disparities between men, women in politics”. I thought the article did an excellent job of discussing some of the gender disparities in politics in the United States, Especially the fact that African American, Latino Americans, and Native Americans are greatly underrepresented in politics. Being a Social Work major and a Virginia Organizing, Intern I facilitated, along with two other interns, a women’s round table where Radford students and a faculty member discussed issues that women face including, the gender pay gap and campus safety. The purpose of the round table was to also, promote the Stand With Women Campaign. The campaign supports, Reproductive rights for women, abolishes maternity penalties, supports equal pay for women, and better future for women. Furthermore, the campaign supports affordable health care and no cost for birth control. Also, to provide paid leave for women when they are taking maternity leave and invest in women’s futures since more women are graduating college than men. I think it is important for the writer to add a student’s opinion about if a women was to become the president of the United States. I think there are many conflicting American values that people are not aware of.

 

Thank you,

Nancy Herbert

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