Ted Turner says Men Should be Banned from Holding Public Office

CNN founder Ted Turner has a novel idea for getting more women involved in politics – ban men from holding office for a century.

Turner spoke at the International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit over the weekend. He made his suggestion in response to a question how to increase the number of women in the political system.

Via Mediaite:

“I came up with the idea at least 20 years ago that we needed more women in politics,” he explained. “I suggested that men be barred from political office. They could do everything else — be president of universities, business leaders — but they just couldn’t serve in any elected position for 100 years.”

The audience applauded as Turner continued: “I think we’d have a lot more emphasis on education and healthcare and a lot less on Army and the Navy and the Marine Corps. It would be a very positive step, but it hasn’t happened yet. But it still might.”

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