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Why do you think so few women run for Lawrence City Commission?

Asked at Dillons, 1740 Mass. on January 25, 2003

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“I think that businessmen seem to want to further business opportunities.”

“Probably the same reason so few women run for any political office, due to the general patriarchal system.”

“I think a lot of the time women don’t run for office because they are forced into the dichotomy of being either perfect, polite and saintly or shrewd and ruthless.”

“I think it’s time commitments with their families, but I hope not.”

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