Politics and Sex Discrimination
Beverly White appeared in City Weekly's addition to the Roger Ball debate. She served in the Utah State Legislature as a Democrat from 1972 to 1990. Speaking about White, Katharine Biele described this scene. "She never did like it when some senator from Provo would cut women off in mid-sentence, dinging some bell, looking at his stopwatch, and then would take the rest of the time to make his own case. Twenty years of that kind of treatment in the Legislature taught her to take the floor." So, basically, Ms. White (or Biele, depending on how accurate this account is) has implicated the following people in a sexual discrimination accusation: All male senators from Provo who led some sort of timed debate at the legislature between 1972 and 1990. That's a lot of people. And, it was apparently a chronic problem. That's quite an accusation, and not totally unbelievable. Ms. White, tell us who it is, and we'll run them out of town on rails. I'll do it on this site. But that accusation was not made to highlight sexual discrimination in politics, was it? It was meant to show how your political opponents are bad people. And that's pretty lame. I know that's how the game is played, but still, lame.