Nancy Pelosi in New York Times Magazine

Nancy Pelosi on Women in Politics Not Getting Media Attention

"When I became the speaker, we [women] won 30 seats. It was a victorious thing — I was the first woman speaker. It didn’t get that much play. And I’m not a publicity seeker, so it was OK with me. [John] Boehner, before the election, they had him on the cover of Newsweek. Now he’s on the cover of Time, and women are coming to me and saying, 'Is the job less important when a woman holds it?'"

— Nancy Pelosi cites Speaker of the House-elect John Boehner's cover-boy status (while she was on none after her win) as evidence that men have it easier in politics. I won't argue that men have it easier than women, and I don't have a problem with Nancy Pelosi, but I do have a problem with her logic. If you're not covering magazines after a historic win, then it's more of a publicity problem than a political one. But she's not a publicity seeker!

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