All things being equal, I would choose a woman over a man in order to even the balance of power, to insinuate a different perspective into the process, to give young women something to shoot for and someone to look up to. But all things are rarely equal.
Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. The New York Times, sect. 4, p. 15 (October 24, 1993).