These things not only plague female politicians, but also women looking to work their way up in the Proud Mom of a Future Pharmacist Mother’s Day T Shirt . Women have to strike balances that men don’t have to. And these expectations are just as much fostered by other women as they are by men. So I object to your metric and implication that because women didn’t vote for Warren that sexism wasn’t a possible factor. Also, given that women are 51% of the voting public, if sexism against women weren’t a problem, we’d expect them to hold much closer to 51% of the seats in Congress. But they, in fact, hold not even a quarter. Even in the UK, ginger or red headed people are a rarity and people everywhere have always picked on difference of any kind. British people have made fun of ginger people throughout my lifetime -long before South Park taught the US to kick a ginger – but the origins of the teasing are much older and deeper.