Having a Woman President

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Having a Woman President

It would be very reasonable for a woman to be president. Women are very strong in nature, determined and no less intelligent than men. The women have been repressed for a long period of history. Only recently have women started to gain respect as equals and individuals. However, even today they are still looked down upon for their gender. The power differential between men and women still manifests itself in our society.

Although men are considered to be the stronger sex women are enduring physiologically. It has always been argued that women are not strong enough or smart enough to do certain jobs, to accomplish and succeed. Are women strong enough to bear a child though, which is the most significant responsibility of the continuation of human race? Or, as nowadays most commonly happens not only bear but also raise the child all alone without any help of men. Moreover, aren't women strong enough to drive, not only cars but also public transportation, to fly planes, to save lives, to be in executive positions? Then why can't a woman be president? Is it because they are not strong enough, or intelligent enough to rule a country? Nevertheless, wasn't it a woman, "…the first woman God ever made," who "was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone"(Truth)? Wasn't Catherine the Great a woman, in fact, whose rule was one of the most prosperous periods of the Russian Empire? She undertook a wide range of internal political reforms, waged two successful wars against the Ottoman Empire and occupied vast territories on Russia's southern boundaries, eventually advancing the country's border to the Black Sea (Catherine the Great). Furthermore, wasn't Indira Gandhi...

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... females to higher positions making them the slaves of the society. The strength of the women, their intellect and determination should open the doors for them. However, still, the image of power and gender roles in popular culture reflects significant patriarchal control; with the manipulation of the female gender a pertinent component of its objective. That women have been forced to prove their worthiness within the stringent boundaries of a male-dominated existence speaks volumes about the inherent fortitude that comprises the female spirit. Nevertheless, little by little, women step toward the White House, and it obviously will take a while, but some day a woman will be president.


Works Cited

"Catherine the Great" Dec. 19, 2001

"Indira Gandhi" Dec. 19, 2001

Truth, Sojouner. "Ain't I a Woman?" Dec. 19, 2001
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