Thursday, June 9, 2016

For the first time in U.S. history, a woman is set to represent a major political party in the general election.

I read this Tweet on Twitter yesterday day and it expressed in some ways, what I was thinking about as I watched the primary returns on Tuesday night. "The idea that HRC must be 100% perfect in order for her achievement to count as historic or laudable is a great metaphor for being a woman."
Love her, hate her or be completely indifferent, this country has never had a women head of state. Women have only had the right to vote for less than a century. A rather remarkable and historic event Tuesday, and it almost went unnoticed. 
We now live in a country where African-American youth and young women can realistically aspire to be President of the Unites States. Pretty great, huh Donald? 



3 comments:

State Rep Glenn Cordelli said...

I reject gender and identity politics. We have never had a President over 7 ft tall. We have never had a President from Vermont. We have never had a President of Chinese heritage. We should elect someone like that so people can fee good about themselves?
What would our founders say?
We need to elect people based upon their character, views on the issues, and plans for the future.

Moultonboro Blogger said...

I too reject gender and identity politics, but you missed the point entirely as well as the moral of the story. This is not about voting for a person based upon race or gender or a "quota". This is about celebrating how far our country has come. When the ancestors of slaves can realistically dream of becoming President as well as young women and NOT BE DENIED those opportunities because of race or gender, we may have finally broken the glass ceiling. The left, right and all in between should be celebrating this moment in our history instead of trying to tear it down. What we need at all levels of government are leaders that are willing to seek real solutions in a collaborative effort and are not afraid to engage their opponents in constructive dialogue.

Check your Facts said...

Mr. Cordell ought to learn a history lesson; Calvin Coolidge was born in Plymouth Notch, Windsor County, VT on July 4, 1872.