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Nuclear weapons are at the forefront of today's international conflicts, yet women are often left out of the loop regarding crucial proliferation decisions. Determined activists across the globe aim to change that.
Only 33 women (vs. 660 men) led delegations to the six major global conferences on non-proliferation between 1992 and 2002. During that time, only 2 women (vs. 88 men) were Ambassadors in the UN Security Council, and only 7% of the country delegations to the General Assembly First Committee on Security and Disarmament were headed by women.
Despite the president's campaign pledge that "W stands for Woman," Bush tends to bomb out with the fairer sex. Unsurprisingly, a recent poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press has registered women voters favoring Kerry over Bush by a full 12 percentage points.
So it's no wonder that the Bush campaign is working overtime to nab critical female voters, enlisting wife Laura and various female administration members to carry Bush's message from the Oval Office to the powder room.