For the first time in American history, this year a woman might win the Presidency.
So, is America ready to embrace a female President? Furthermore, will America change from 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 weight in the workplace. For this reason, 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 in the American family. This shift towards “bread winning,” 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 is because the “new economic landscape,” has in many ways pitted the prior generation, against the new generation, in terms of hard working woman. During the 1980’s, America took large strides in terms of gender equality. It was during this decade that many woman first began entering America’s labor force. However, since 1980, disputes over income equality and the types of jobs that women have held, have come into question.
For example; in 1984, 80% of newly hired bartenders were woman……
This cultural shift can be viewed in a number of different ways……
For this reason, I believe America is currently experiencing a new aged “war on women.” This is particularly troubling in terms 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 the “new age 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 equality, this movement’s substance is none the 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Raising the standards for women and changing these outdated family dynamics, in terms of both bread winning and leadership capabilities, has clearly become the goal of this new generation.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 woman in 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 displaced in America’s labor markets. Sadly, many of these groups still don’t understand the plight of the American woman. This dynamic in many ways represents a modern day, “war on women” today.
Hillary For President?
Now, with that being said;….. Should America vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming Presidential election, simply because she’s a woman? Absolutely not.
By: William Larsen
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