Thursday, June 7, 2012

Women Moderators


Three New Jersey high school sophomores discovered that it has been 20 years since a woman moderated a presidential debate.  The young ladies wrote:
It's not just unfair that the Commission on Presidential Debates only picks men. It also sends young women like us a dangerous message -- that there's only so high we can rise, only so much we can achieve before it's time for us to step aside and let the men do the real work. Well, we don't think that's true, and we think it's about time to send a new message: that women can and should achieve all our dreams.

I can't think of a single reason why some or all of the presidential debates shouldn't be moderated by a woman.  Their simple request that at least one be moderated by a woman sounds fair and reasonable.  Sign the young ladies petition and let's have a female moderator for one or more of the presidential debates.

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