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Palin Stance On Family Issues Divides Women

Publication Date: 
September 21, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
Heidi Benson

Professor Deborah L. Rhode is quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle story about vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin:

Although the reasons for the passionate responses to Palin's candidacy among American women can be endlessly parsed, the relevant question, according to Stanford law professor Deborah Rhode, is: What positions will Palin take on policies that will enable Americans to better balance work and family?

"History teaches that putting a woman in power does not necessarily empower women," Rhode said. "What matters most in choosing leaders is not their gender but their agenda."