Saturday, November 08, 2008

From Facebook:
[A friend] wonders how many centuries it will be before there's a female US president, and feels sure the rest of the world will not meet that with such approval. 3:20pm
Peter Corless at 3:29pm November 8
It will happen within the 21st Century. Remember the emancipation of slaves proceeded the suffragettes by some decades. But both worked hand-in-hand to get women the vote thereafter.

• 3 February 1870 - Black vote, 15th Amendment, barring racial discrimination

• 26 August 1920 - Women's vote; 19th Amendment, barring gender discrimination

Hence, about 50 years between the historical amendments to freedom. Thus look for the c. 2056 election cycle, if not well before. You could see it by 2012 or 2016.

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