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Candice Bergen "Quotas for women are WRONG" Especially in politics.

“I always bristle when I hear, ‘We need more women in politics,’ I just do,” said Candice Bergen. “I believe that we need more integrous, [sic] strong, capable, people and many of those are women,” she stated. The notion that all women should all support each other is unrealistic, and competition is a good thing, said Ms. Bergen. “I think it’s good to have healthy competition. Men compete against each other—it doesn’t mean that they stab each other in the back— but they have different ideas,” she said. She also took issue with the theory that a critical mass of women in politics—the United Nations puts that figure at 30 per cent—will result in more so-called women’s issues coming to the fore. She said the theory pigeonholes women by their gender and disregards the fact that women are have individual opinions. Ms. Bergen also said she believes that feminism is no longer needed. “We can never forget what the women’s movement did, but I think young women today aren’t thinking that they are downtrodden. I don’t think women today are thinking that they are at a disadvantage,” she said.


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