Have women achieved equality in American politics?

It was 25 years ago this weekend that Walter Mondale, then Democratic candidate for president, announced his choice for a running mate: U.S. Rep. Geraldine Ferraro, D-N.Y. Ferraro was the first woman to receive a major party’s nomination as vice president of the United States. A quarter of a century later, has the promise of Ferraro’s candidacy been fulfilled? Have women achieved equality in American politics?

No. Women still face a discriminatory attitude when speaking on the issues: they must prove they are ‘hard’ enough on security and the like. -Chris, Appleton, MN

Not equality, but they have advanced. -@Pearles52