“…because we (people in general) commonly misinterpret displays of confidence as a sign of competence, we are fooled into believing that men are better leaders than women. In other words, when it comes to leadership, the only advantage that men have over women (e.g., from Argentina to Norway and the USA to Japan) is the fact that manifestations of hubris — often masked as charisma or charm — are commonly mistaken for leadership potential, and that these occur much more frequently in men than in women.”
Also, call or write your elected officials. I’ve plugged 5Calls and Resistbot here before. (Resistbot is my fav, just due to the open office setup at work, and I can tell you it gets attention–I’ve gotten written replies to letters I’ve sent with the service.