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Can There Be a Woman President?

I remember when I was in first grade, and a girl in my class asked the teacher if there would ever be a woman President. The teacher, a woman, said "No, because men will never take orders from a woman." Now, I was pretty young at the time, but I remember thinking "That seems stupid." After all, back then it was just me and my Mom, and she was the strongest, smartest, hardest working person I knew. Most of the women in my life seemed more than capable of being in charge of pretty much anything, including that first grade teacher. And I listen to them all the time, I thought, so why wouldn't other men listen to them? And why is that the woman's fault? Can't the men just change? Even though what I was being told seemed wrong, I remember believing it, because it was what my teacher told me. Plus, it didn't really matter to me one way or another, because I was a boy. That meant if I wanted to be President, I could be. So why think about it too much? But…