As the 2016 Presidential Election draws near, a female candidate is poised to make a serious run for the presidency, for the first time in American history…
The most polarizing aspect of this election thus far, without a doubt is the acceptance of woman in high ranking executive positions.
In a society where women still make 78 cents to the dollar, in comparison to men, perhaps its time for America to embrace the idea of a female President….
Over the past 5-6 decades, women have become more and more accustomed to pulling their weight in the workplace, so perhaps its time to question the evolution of America’s family dynamics today. Whereas once upon a time, women were expected to only account for “household duties,” today women have taken on a new role in the modern American family. This shift towards bread winning is in many ways partially signified by Hillary Clinton’s brave and bold, campaign for President this year.
Whereas once…. women would often go their entire lives without working an “economic” position, today, women make up a large part of the backbone of America’s workforce. Yet, as times have changed, many of the former housewives have seemingly taken to judgment of this new generation, based on a history, “more accepting,” of a secondary role.
This political climate, has created a landscape where many times it feels as though the new generation of strong and powerful women, are facing some of their biggest opposition from the women of the prior generation. This has created what I believe to be a “war on women” today.
This “new age of women,” is facing a very turbulent epidemic, in that the prior generation of women, don’t seem to understand the need for equality, often harping on out dated dispositions towards more “traditional,” gender dynamics. Furthermore, it seems the prior generation doesn’t understand the current generation’s desire to lead, or to be ingratiated in high ranking positions, such as the Presidency. How has a women not yet won office in Washington DC? This issue, I believe supersedes the more ritualistic and “old fashioned” family dynamics, which are currently standing in the way of progress.
Henceforth, in many ways I believe this “new age,” “war on women,” is in many cases a bi-product of women themselves….
While this “war on women” is perhaps not as cut and dry, as prior movements for equality. This movement’s substance is none the less important, particularly in the wake of an ever “evolving,” American family dynamic.
Raising the standards for women, and changing the family dynamic to become more “receptive,” to strong, powerful women, both in bread winning and leadership capabilities, has clearly become the goal for this new generation, who’s ambition is worthy of applause. Regardless, opposition remains fierce, as this new age women’s movement, has created a rip tide of underground cultural turbulence that in many ways represents a, “war on women” today.
Now, with all that being said, should people vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming presidential election strictly based upon her gender? Absolutely not.
By: William Larsen
Civilians News, “News For All Views.”