Driving to a meeting one morning a couple of weeks ago, the topic on The Diane Rehm Show was fracking, with, as usual, 3 experts from various sides of the issue presenting their views.
What made it great was that all three were women! The pro, the con, the scientific points of view were all female. I trust Diane and her crew to have done their best, but fairly often – and especially on politics – all the voices are male. This was a treat, not that I agreed with all of them!
One thing it says – besides the fact that there are women engineers and scientists, and they are now getting jobs – is that companies are getting politically smarter – put women out front on a contentious issue, and the conversation will be more civil, less strident. Folk will not talk over one another.
That behavior of putting women on the front lines is also a bit sneaky – but what the heck. It helps lower the yelling, and we are all more likely to here each other.
Made for a fun morning drive.