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RE: ‘A huge loss for the town’: For first time in two decades, no women are on Brookline’s Select Board

May 22, 2024
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From the perspective of a woman born in 1960, now seeing women outperforming men in higher education and in many parts of the skilled workforce, I think it’s time to relax our vigilance about every apparent gender power imbalance. Let’s try to view this interlude on the Select Board statistically, as within normal variation across cycles, or as an outlier cycle at worst, rather than an alarming signal event.

Abby Swaine served on the Brookline Transportation Board and led the Public Transportation Advisory Committee

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