Patricia Schroeder (July 30, 1940- ) was a Denver, Colorado lawyer who ran an unconventional campaign for Congress and won. In a talk given in Aspen, Colorado in June 1973, she discusses the manners, customs, and pecking order of the "ego center of America," as a woman in the House Armed Services Committee; how the budget is passed, love of technology, and "expertise." Schroeder also describes her campaign, how the public viewed her husband, reactions of her cohort on her wearing pants on the House floor, and what happens when a woman asks questions of the military budget. Produced by Tim Rosenfeld, KPFK, 1974. Contains sensitive language.
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