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Writer: America Ready for a Female President?

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Writer: America Ready for a Female President?

Election 2008

Writer: America Ready for a Female President?

Writer: America Ready for a Female President?

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In light of New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's run for the White House, feminist author Gloria Steinem wonders whether the idea of a woman being elected president of the United States might be unrealistic.

In a recent op-ed in The New York Times, she argues that "gender is probably the most restricting force in American life." Steinem explains her thinking.

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