Rise of the Independents

Campaign signs sit in the front yard of a home on November 1, 2020, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Statistics are easily manipulated. So when it comes to my brand of feminism, I’ve rejected measuring equality by things like “the wage gap.” Instead, I will believe that women have achieved par when three things are true: Average office temperatures are above 72 degrees, half of the passengers in first class on airplanes are women, and tampons can be found in every public restroom. I also believe that if men were charged with carrying babies, we would have invented a laundry machine-sized gestational pod before we landed on the moon. 

But what does any of this have to do with politics? Because there’s lots of reasons to think women will be overtaking men economically and professionally in short order. The fact that women are 60 percent of college graduates kinda tells you everything you need to know about where this is all headed. Finally! Affirmative action for white men! 

But what will this mean for voting behavior and the gender gap? Maybe not much at all. Check this out: 

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