Women want to be judged by the size of our brains and not the size of our breasts or butts. And we want to be judged on how we put our brains to use. We want to get paid as much as men for doing the same work. We want to no longer be asked by others if we think we can really be doctors, lawyers, politicians AND mothers at the same time. No one ever asks a man this question. We want the media to stop stereotyping us and the women politicians that represent us. We want Sarah Palin and Hillary Rodham Clinton to be criticized and applauded for their ideas and not their pantsuits and hair. In short, we want to live our lives by the rules we set for ourselves and not by the rules of others.
Meghan McCain writes a weekly column for the website The Daily Beast. McCain has previously written for Newsweek Magazine and during college worked at Saturday Night Live. She is a New York Times best selling children's book author My Dad: John McCain.
Meghan McCain was a speaker at The Women's Conference 2009.