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‘Would a Woman Be a Good President? No.’: A Newspaper Strip From The 1960s Is Going Viral On Twitter

'Would a Woman Be a Good President? No.': A Newspaper Strip From The 1960s Is Going Viral On Twitter

Kamala Harris has just made history by becoming the first woman and woman of color as vice president of the US. In her victory speech, the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants honored the women who “paved the way for this moment tonight.” And she assured, “I won’t be the last.”

But more than half a century ago, when the world was a very different place to live in, Kamala’s victory would have been incomprehensible. This little photo interview from Minneapolis Tribune asked people in 1963 whether a woman would make a good president.

Two women and three men weighed in and gave their best explanations of why it wouldn’t be a good idea. A single man said that “women wouldn’t do any worse than some we’ve had,” meaning the presidencies had been so bad so far that women could do the job just as well. The piece was shared by Twitter user Nate Pentz and it serves as sour evidence just what a long way we’ve come since the ’60s.

This strip from Minneapolis Tribune asked people in 1963 whether a…

‘Would a Woman Be a Good President? No.’: A Newspaper Strip From The 1960s Is Going Viral On Twitter

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