On Monday October 17, I had attended “Let’s Talk Politics” Gender and Sex in the 2016 Election in Faber commons. For this event the panelist talked about the differences between men and woman in the political arena. The speakers brought up difficulties woman face in politics as well as how they are looked at by men. Each member on the panel had a different take on the way women are treated in the world of politics. Overall, it suggested that women do not have as many opportunities in the political world compare to men.
One important topic they had highlighted that caught my attention is how they dress. The attire for men is standard with a suit and tie being the normal thing to wear and occasionally a sports coat for more relaxed events or meetings. Woman on the other hand, have many choices for what they could wear and what is considered appropriate to wear. They could wear pant suits, dresses, and skirts. However, what is considered appropriate and what is considered not appropriate is hard to determine. Due to this it can lead to woman being scrutinized for wearing the wrong thing. They can be perceived as not taking their job seriously, having fun, or even in a sexual way. Because they are seen in the light of not taken seriously, it would be harder for women to be taken seriously in the workforce.
Another opinion they addressed is hair length and style for women. The hair designed is something that is examined in the political world as well. When a woman changes her hair it can be perceived as change in political opinion and can make a woman look as if she unreliable and uncertain according to the speaker. For example, in the current presidential race, H...
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...t and their appearance is a waste of time. For example, Hillary is ridiculed over her appearance and her style of “pant suits”, to be taken seriously by male voters she cannot appear to be too feminine but gets criticized for not dressing like a woman. It is surprising how many positions there are in the US Government, and how few are occupied by women. I believe women should have the same opportunities while choosing career paths, and have the same opportunities to succeed regardless of their gender, especially as this tends to be an issue in the field of politics and law.. Hillary Clinton is a great example of a woman who had succeeded and achieved more in her career than any female politician to this day. She is running for president and by doing this she is promoting and representing every women in America, and her slogan “I’m with her” is a symbol of that.
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