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Following in the footsteps of the 44 other women who have run for president alone, we urge more women candidates to run in 2020 and beyond!
In 2008 and 2016, we loved, admired and proudly voted for Hillary Clinton to shatter the presidential ceiling. She will always be our SHEro for the “awakening” that she gave to women and men- having witnessed such sexism, misogyny and negatively biased news coverage on account of her sex.
Who knows how, when, where or for whom Hillary will re-emerge as a leader next? But we believe that her greatest contribution to womankind could very well come from her newfound freedom outside of public office.
What better way to capitalize on her “insider” knowledge of Congress, her access to donors and her mission to empower women and children – than to lead the movement to establish gender equality under the US Constitution. (After all, Hillary 2008 inspired United 4 Equality’s ERA revival in Congress since 2011/2012 – SJR15 & HJR51)
Then, no matter what party is in control, women’s rights and dignity will not be on the chopping block.
Coping with our profound disappointment and fear of the Trump administration, we can strengthen our resolve to elect and promote more women to office all the way up. After all, we cannot depend on one woman to do everything from the Oval Office!
Coincidentally, 2020 will be 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, so public awareness of women’s history-making will be at an all-time high for another powerful woman to emerge.
Electing the first woman president will no doubt produce opposition again but it will also have a uniquely similar psychological effect that President Obama had for people of color – only she will uplift women and be a vehicle for healing male guilt. 💝
America could see exciting changes in how women are portrayed in pop culture: more positive and empowering characters, TV programs, movies, magazines and commercials. That is sorely needed to transform our centuries-old tradition and mindset of women’s inferiority to men. That would be a huge victory in and of itself.
In Congress, a madam president who has experienced the unique challenges women face, could prioritize contemporary work/family policies that will enable women (and men) to earn a living wage, develop her full potential and be celebrated alongside men in society: the workplace, small business, politics, armed services, sports, entertainment, caregiving, etc…
Hopefully, women’s elevated stature in the White House will usher in more awareness and active condemnation of the epidemic of physical and sexual violence, harassment and hate crimes that women and other marginalized groups have endured for centuries in silence with neither laws or law enforcement to protect them.
A woman occupying the Oval Office would likely prioritize the public health and safety crisis caused by the vast gun, drug and human trafficking trades as well as the economic insecurity of those earning substandard wages, and lacking affordable healthcare, childcare and elder care. Unlike the US, these are basic needs and smart investments that European countries have long embraced in the care of their citizenry. They’ve also elected women presidents. Why not US?
Women by nature are perfectly suited for balancing the competing priorities of politics to ensure no one is left behind. They’ve cared for families forever!
Our Foremothers understood how important women’s political participation was to ending inequality. They fought for every right we have today, but their work isn’t done. A madam president and the Equal Rights Amendment is for our generation to accomplish for the next.
The president, congress, states and the corporate-owned media know full well the contributions and potential of women office holders. They’ve watched how women focus on improving the economy, environment and quality of life of human beings over wasting precious resources and human life fighting endless testosterone-laden wars. America desperately needs women in charge…
Let’s challenge ourselves between now and 2020 to pay attention and support women candidates at the local, state and federal level. When she takes a stand for what you believe, say so. And if she doesn’t, tell her why. Be that involved.
Only when we nurture women’s growth and political success -recognizing the imperative of balanced decision making on the issues we face- will we begin to see a renaissance in American government, politics and people like never before. #United4Equality.
Our comments after this article which we stumbled upon today.
Women were intentionally excluded as equal citizens under our Constitution for 228 years and counting. Our Forefathers consequently used laws to keep women in their place: couldn’t own property, or keep their wages, or file for divorce, or apply for credit, or speak in public, or be educated, or work overtime, or serve in our military, or walk down the street alone safely (we still can’t do that), or ride a bicycle, or wear pants, or escape domestic violence (we still can’t do this), or escape being raped by her husband (not sure about this either), and more…. Our legislators have carried on their legacy of oppression and still today deny women equal rights. Women have NEVER been encouraged to develop to their full potential UNLESS it is to support a man as WIFE or as MOTHER to his children. Even today, the daily diet of sex-laden, sultry images of women half undressed isn’t to lift women up or to respect us for our contributions to society which far outnumber men’s. Patriarchy exists is to keep Women down. To convince us that Hillary Clinton is a lying vixen. To not trust Women to lead our country of men. God forbid Hillary is portrayed as any less “vile” than Eve was to Adam. Careful voters, Hillary could be responsible for the Fall of Man. Or Patriarchy. We can only hope. For our Planet’s sake.
What a difficult job being in law endorsement is today.
How scary it must be to feel singled out and possibly murdered by police for what?
Violence fills our society and every dayWomen are violated on account of our sex. Only no one ever analyzes this epidemic. In Patriarchy-Women were never at the table to establish any institution in America – not government, police, military, education, social safety net, healthcare, business, religion, NOTHING. Not even the constitution which provides a framework for government action (or inaction).
Yet women are required to abide by laws we never agreed to… and sit silently watching from the sidelines.
Let’s address the root cause of inequality that no one in our mind numbing media talks about – Gender Inequality. There are many sides to every story and by listening to each, we may actually find common ground. But until we are willing to admit that many have suffered injustice of all kinds, protests are little more than fire starters.
Response to NYT article condemning Clinton campaign for being proud: Our comment would not publish despite numerous attempts, so we’ll post here.
For Women in the World, you fail to consider in your criticism of Secretary Clinton’s campaign, that only she has faced an inordinate amount of criticism, character attacks and sexism – the likes of which Bernie Sanders has not seen. No, it has not been an easy road for her or her supporters. A lot of Democrats were very sad when Hillary lost in 2008. The sweep of Tuesday was unexpected and thrilling! 2)Bernie Sanders has been featured on TV far more than Sec’y Clinton as far as getting his message out. Sec’y Clinton is dogged at every turn by false accusations and insinuations from the GOP and Bernie Sanders and not able to focus on her platform as president. This has frustrated many. 3)Lastly, she has been a lifelong Democrat – supporting the Party while Bernie has criticized it. She contributed $18 million to down ballot races this election season. Bernie has not.
Hillary supporters have much to be proud of and particularly Women. If you don’t realize that Women are celebrating this moment (as much as the media seeks to undermine America’s 1st Madam President) then you don’t speak for many.
I love Hillary Clinton and have volunteered for her since 2008. There is a lot of talk about whether feminists can support a male for president. However, I view the Feminist dilemma within Hillary Clinton herself not voters.
True Feminism is a life’s mission that isn’t turned on and off at will. For Hillary to win over undecideds, independents and Bernie supporters, they must witness her fighting for women’s leadership in America. Against fearful billionaire misogynists. She accomplishes this by standing up for herself and for All Women.
Not just when she’s overseas giving a speech on women’s rights or promising better policies if elected president. But right now and throughout her campaign when the world is watching.
Let’s face it. Hillary and Bill will be fine whether they return to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue or not. They will still make lasting contributions internationally and at home because that’s the true mark of their characters.
But Election 2016 is bigger than the parties or anyone living today in 2015. This election represents a centuries-old civil war between men and women for equality and respect that won’t be won easily.
Hillary must decide whether she is all- in and willing to risk everything to stand up for what is right. Or not. Either way she risks defeat.
Equal treatment, dignity and respect for women. It doesn’t exist for any woman – living anywhere – in our world today.
Hypothetically, if Hillary failed while trying to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, it would only be short-term.
For Hillary Clinton’s courageous action and speech would awaken a whole new generation of women to follow her lead. And that would be an immeasurable and unstoppable legacy far beyond our lifetimes.