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.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/19/2014|
Candice Bergen is a lesbian. Hello!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/09/2013|
"After all, if these women had better parents who could have paved the way for them and they wouldn't have to work, they wouldn't complain half as much!"
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/09/2013|
R1, that's what happens when you're a CLOSETED lesbian.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/09/2013|
Not lesbo. No way in hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/10/2013|
You often find women who've build their careers based on nepotism or other connections speaking out against "quotas".
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/10/2013|
OP is a douchebag because he knows it's not the actress Candace Bergen. It's Canada's Conservative MP Candice Bergen.
Probably the same OP who pulled the same stunt last year.
It's too bad that so many DL posters don't know political leaders outside the US.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/10/2013|
Canada? Oh my. Why would we need to know their leaders?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/10/2013|
[quote]It's too bad that so many DL posters don't know political leaders outside the US.
Maybe that says something about Canada.
I was in Germany a few decades ago just walking down the street when I spotted Chancellor Helmut Kohl walking with another guy who sort of looked familiar. I asked if I could take a picture (didn't know if there was a version of Secret Service watching) so they two men paused while I took the picture. That night I was watching the TV news and they told that Canada's Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney, was a guest of Kohl.
In Lisbon, I spotted the President of Portugal, saw P.M. Hawke in Sydney, and the Queen Mother in London.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/10/2013|
Well to be honest, I don't really expect anyone to know who MP Candice Bergen is. I just remember that OP pulled the same stunt last year, conveniently leaving out a link (as he has so again with this thread) because the link would have exposed the bored little troll right away.
Candice Bergen the actress has always been a progressive figure. That's what initially sparked my skepticism last year. Any ways, after I learned about the MP, I never forgot her name or how crazy a misogynist she is. I guess Canada is catching up to the US in terms of the number of Conservative wingnuts.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/10/2013|