Having a woman president would open more doors, just as Barack Obama has. We haven’t had a woman president in the past because of sexism, intimidation and underestimation. The first reason we need a women president is that it would fight sexism. Gender bias remains a significant obstacle for women presidential candidates (Smith). A woman president would be a good change, and conjure up a great role model.
Even the smallest right was considered a victory to women be... ... middle of paper ... ... by the women themselves. The quest for women’s rights is has been an ongoing quest for a long amount of time. Women have slowly gained rights over time and even if it was a small right it was considered a big victory. Queen Victoria didn’t really care about women’s rights because she had everything she wanted. The greatest victory was women gaining the right to vote because it was just so unheard of at the time.
It is only in more egalitarian societies that women obtain respected elected offices. Institutionalists, on the other hand, stress that institutions do make a difference. Without woman-friendly electoral systems, such as proportional representation, the success of women vying for political office can be greatly hindered. Even if a s... ... middle of paper ... ...ortionality Anyhow?” Comparative Politics 27: 357-369. Rhode, Deborah L. 2003.
Different from decades ago, women are now entitled to choose between working and staying at home, they have more options than just being a wife and a mom. While, women now have rights, they still carry different stereotypes that sometimes prevent them to be respected and considered for a better position at the workplace. Stereotypes of women such as sensitive, unstable, deep emotional are some of the reasons why women are not considered potential leaders. That is why, as Ariel Levy discusses in her essay “Female Chauvanist Pigs” “Women who've wanted to be perceived as powerful have long found it more effective to identify with men than to try and elevate the entire female sex to their level” (268). Instead of fulfilling the designated stereotypes, women are showing that they can have a masculine side too.
A female president would throw out the smuttiness and pointlessness of the politics surrounding her. She would not put herself in such a situation that would damage her reputation as the reputation of women are too often times much more spoilable than those of men. The first female president will coach our team. She'll lead this country to victory over all of our enemies. And in the unlikely occurrence of our loss, she'll be there to tell us "good game."
Dole became a symbolic candidate who was cherished and worshipped by many females and younger girls. They looked up to her and saw a woman who wasn’t afraid to stand up and accept the challenge, knowing that if she had gotten elected she would have been the first female President ever. Elizabeth Dole headed a crusade and gave faith to the American women. Women could not vote for the longest time and then they did something about it. Well, it is not that women cannot run for President, they just chose to not do so.
The image that society creates on men and women continue on by people who don’t understand the value and worthiness of a female. Brady essay exhibits women as strong because of the roles that they serve as a wife, mother, house manager, and a caretaker. The article by Brady is demanding equality for women that would eliminate gender issues and bring phenomenal success to every wife. Similar to Brady’s goal Malala Yousafzi a female activist uttered, “We cannot succeed if half of us are held back” reveals the importance of everyone working together for success rather than allowing inequality hinder an individual. In the final analysis, Brady’s essay displays a powerful message that the role of a wife must be redefined for equality that will restore the integrity of a
Thus, considering the fact that women have achieved some equality for them, should they continue fighting for completely annihilating the gender discrimination? Going back in history, we can see that women were not allowed to be involved in the politics; they didn't even have a right to vote. However there are exceptions to every rule and Fawzia Koofi was such an exception. In her book "The Favored Daughter" Koofi presents us the story of how she managed to become one of the most influential people in the country that was dominated by men. The fact that Fawzia Koofi began her political career in the very beginning of 21st century emphasizes this example, considering also that by the end of 20th century women have already gained some equality in most countries.
The women used many tactics to gain equal rights as men. There were positive and negative forces that brought about this change. Women were always stereotyped and they were considered to be the weaker gender. The paradigms that were involved were women were always seen as a certain role. Taking care of the children was "the only role" that was considered appropriate for females.
Neither man nor woman can survive and continue to thrive without the other. Procreation is the most basic and vital contribution to the world’s growing population. Although both sexes are equally important in maintaining population growth, women were treated as the inferior sex throughout history. In the 1920’s, women began to emerge from the depths of oppression and created a culture of resistance: the feminist movement. The perseverance of the feminist women gained traction toward the equality of women which greatly impacted the role of women in history.