By Laura Jean Null
Since the 1960’s, the feminist movement has been going on. The structure of it includes woman fighting for equal opportunity compared to men politically, socially and economically.
Marking the start of 2016, within the 21st century, equality should be for all, in race, ethnicity, religion and even gender.
Equality should be consistent. To some it already is and to others, there still are a lot of barriers to be broken.
Additionally, focusing mainly on the feminist aspect of fairness in this movement, people must think on what is just and what is fair to benefit natural rights to woman.
However, there are some cases of feminism being taken too far and not for the proper reasons.
Specifically, is it women in power that want equality for all? Or just to benefit their personal needs and wants?
On the sixth of February, during a political event in New Hampshire, the former secretary of the state Madeleine Albright spoke on behalf of Hillary Clinton.
Reported by The Guardian, Albright stated, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!”
These words come off extremely harsh and cruel, especially to female voters that may be voting for a male candidate.
It seems to be that Albright is oddly pointing out that because Clinton is a woman, women need to vote for her.
Now, it makes sense for women to want a female president.
The United States has come a long way for women, from being isolated to the kitchen and caring for the children and not being able to vote.
Then from women’s suffrage, now to a possible first time ever woman president that would be a remarkable outcome of all the hard work, suffering, pain and unfairness woman in the country have fought for.
But, to imply Clinton should have the female vote because she is also a female, is not the correct solution.
Additionally, the feministic movement took place based on the fact that woman could do the same stuff men could do.
During WW II, woman worked in the factories, did hard manual labor and held up businesses’, while maintaining a family at home if the husband was off in combat.
It is only fair women get equal pay and respect as men because when it comes down to it, men and women can do nearly all of the same jobs.
It does not matter who does the job, as long as it’s done well.
However, back to this Clinton crisis. People vote based on their needs, wants and for the candidate that will ultimately benefit them.
A lot of women may like Clinton and plan to vote for her in the primary election, which is their given right.
However, just because Clinton is a female should not put her in office.
Her qualities as a leader should. If she is the best candidate for the majority of the people, then she deserves to be president.
The qualities of a leader aren’t upheld by their parts below their waist, but by the intelligence in their brains and the courage and strength for the people in their hearts.
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