So in case you live under a rock or decided to detach yourself from all this social media this weekend, you missed out on some pretty killer news in the world of women. Hilary Clinton is officially running for President of the United States.
Now, it’s not like me to bring politics or other sensitive topics into the blog, but this isn’t just about politics. This is about women in powerful positions and how far behind we as a nation are when it comes to having women running the show. We have seen women in the US owning a multitude of powerful positions: authors, CEO’s, Congress, Actresses, Activists – you name it, women have owned it.
The only thing more shocking than the US never having even one other woman in the running for President, is that there are over 10 other countries who already have women leading their nations. How in the world are we so behind on this?
Now, I don’t think that Hilary should be President purely because she is a woman, however, the strides that America is taking when it comes to women in power is pretty incredible. Sure, it has taken (almost) too long to get here, but there is definitely something to be said about the strong likelihood that a woman could be sitting at the head of the White House.
I want to wrap this post up by saying that you don’t vote for a leader because of their race or their gender. You vote for the person who would make you proud being your President. Do not vote for Hilary just because she is a woman. Do not vote for her just because her husband used to be President. We as a nation are privileged to choose our leader and this opportunity should not be taken lightly. You should vote, but you should vote for the person you believe in as a leader; the person whose values and goals fit your ideal for the country you call home. That’s who you vote for.
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