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FAU professor says first female vice president could help heal nation

Kamala Harris will have to overcome sexism, racism, gender bias
Joe Biden, Kamala Harris
Posted at 5:15 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 19:44:39-05

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Just over one hundred years after the passing of qomen's suffrage, on Jan. 20 the United States is getting its first female vice president, Kamala Harris.

There has not been a female vice president in American history. The riot at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday may have overshadowed Harris' achievements, but her steps forward represent a move toward equality for women and Black people.

Jane Caputi, Profesor of women gender and sexuality studies at Florida Atlantic University said a woman's touch might be what the nation needs to move forward, "Women exercise complex moral reasoning, they listen better, they're willing to compromise, they build consensus; these are values associated with women. And, yes, that's absolutely what we need to heal the nation."

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FAU professor says first female Vice President could help heal the nation

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