Often, the disparities in the ways men and women are treated are subtle; there are not these clear barriers that you have to break down.
If there is a ground zero in the cultural wars, it is Missouri, a state where pro-life groups are strong and well organized and their agenda dominates local politics.
Hospice means end-of-life care. The admission ticket is a diagnosis from a doctor that you have six months or less to live.
You get elected, often, if you're a woman, on the strength of the women's vote; then you get into office, and you have to adapt to an overwhelmingly male environment.