“The government does not set out to discriminate. Rather, it overlooks its own bias because it does not take the trouble to assess how policies affect women. Government budgets are supposed to be ‘gender-neutral;’ in fact, they are gender-ignorant.”
Abolitionist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe’s 1870 “Mother’s Day Proclamation” called for advancing peace and equality. Centuries later, her words still ring true.
President Trump has another chance to substantively include women at his second meeting with Kim Jong Un tonight—not because it is the right thing to do, but because it is the smart thing to do. But I’m not holding my breath.