For the first time in American history, a woman might win the Presidency.
So, is America ready to embrace a female President? Furthermore, will America evolve past a society, where women still make 78 cents, to every dollar a man makes?
Over the past 5-6 decades women have grown more accustomed to pulling their own weight, within the American workplace. For this reason, many Americans today are questioning the evolution of America’s family dynamic. Whereas once upon a time, women were expected to only account for, “household duties,” today women have taken on a whole new role, within the American family. This shift towards, “bread winning females,” is in many ways signified by Hillary Clinton’s 2017 campaign.
In today’s America, women over the age of 16, makeup 47% of America’s labor participation. To put that number in perspective, roughly 72 million American women, over the age of 16, are currently employed in America today.
In turn, this shift has created social disputes concerning the employment of American woman. That’s because, “the new economic landscape,” has in many ways pitted the prior generation, against the new generation, in terms of hard working American woman. Specifically, since the 1980’s, America has taken large strides in terms of gender equality, both domestically and abroad. It was during this decade that many woman first began entering America’s labor force.
In fact, it’s also worth noting, that in 1984, 80% of newly hired bartenders were woman…… By comparison, far fewer women were employed in this field, before 1980. However, since 1980, disputes over income equality and, “the types of jobs” women have held, has come into question.
For this reason, I believe Americans are currently experiencing, “a new aged war on women,” and this is particularly troubling, in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s run for office. How has a women not yet won the Presidency? This issue, I believe supersedes the more ritualistic and old fashioned, “family dynamics,” which are currently standing in the way of progress.
In many ways, this is because the prior generation of women, don’t seem to understand the need for gender equality. Furthermore, it seems as though the prior generation of women don’t understand the current generation’s desire to lead.
Henceforth, I believe this, “new aged war on women,” is in many ways a bi-product of women themselves….
While today’s, “war on women,” is perhaps not as cut and dry as prior movements for gender equality, this movement’s substance, is no less important.
Raising the standards for women and changing these outdated family dynamics, in terms of both, bread winning and leadership capabilities, has clearly become the goal of this new generation. It is in this essence, that the modern gender dynamic ought to further reward ambitious driven women, in and around the workplace. Nevertheless, today’s opposition remains fierce. I believe this is mostly due to the prior generation of woman, as well as American men, who have been displaced in America’s labor markets. Sadly, many of these groups still seemingly don’t understand the plight of young American women, as well as this dynamic, which in many ways represents, “today’s war on women.”
Hillary For President?
Now……. with that being said….. Should American’s vote for Hillary Clinton in this year’s upcoming election, simply because she’s a female? Absolutely not.
By: William Larsen
Civilians News, “News For All Views.”