Are you excited about having a woman as mayor  

No. We don't need a woman for mayor. I think we needed a man for that job. We already have enough women running this city. We got Beverly Harvard as chief of police, then we got Jackie [Barrett] running the sheriff's office. That's enough right there. We ain't never had a woman for mayor so why should we start now? Women are a little sensitive about certain things where a man can just go in and do the job. Women are just too sensitive for the job.

If she does a good job, it's a plus. If you don't do a good job and you're a woman, they may rake you over the coals and say you weren't prepared in the first place. But if she does a good job, they'll say "Well, that's a good job for a woman." Media in general does that. They say women are softer, they're more emotional, and they can't handle a job in government. They tried to do it with Hillary Clinton. If a woman cries, she's soft; if a man cries, he's showing great emotion.

I like women in power. I feel oppressed by the government. If a woman is in office maybe she'll keep my issues in mind not just her own personal issues. Honestly, I don't think she'll make much of a difference, but I'll sleep better at night knowing she's on my team. Women are better equipped to deal with things on a rational level instead of impulsively. I know guys that wake up in the morning and just decide to buy themselves a motorcycle. I don't think Shirley Franklin will do that.



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Streetalk

More by Jeff Slate

The Ultimate Doughnut Smackdown
The Ultimate Doughnut Smackdown

Search Events

  1. Goat Farm Economics 5

    Can art and good old-fashioned capitalism breathe new life into one of Atlanta’s most historic and overlooked neighborhoods?
  2. Solving downtown's homeless problem begins with taking the red pill 95

    Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter is the root of downtown's image problem
  3. Unanswered: CL's metro Atlanta officer-involved shooting database

Recent Comments

© 2016 Creative Loafing Atlanta
Powered by Foundation