Since Hillary Clinton recently announced her candidacy for the 2016 U.S. presidential election, there have been many articles and discussions regarding why a woman isn’t fit for the White House.
This is Clinton’s second time running for presidency since her 2008 presidential election run. Clinton clearly has the appropriate qualifications and experience to run for president, but many are giving her an automatic disapproval simply because of her gender.
Clinton is a worthy presidential nominee. Initially known as a former First Lady, Clinton has climbed up the political ladder to serve as a U.S. Senator and most recently as Secretary of State. She’s now creating her own wave of political reform by spearheading a new era of great possibilities by running for president.
CEO of Go Ape Marketing in Dallas, Cheryl Rios, has recently created controversy with a Facebook post stating, “Yes, I run my own business but that is not the same as being president, that should be left to a man. A good, strong, honorable man.” Cheryl’s antiquated Christian beliefs maintain that only men are leaders and should therefore lead a nation because women are much more hormonal and erratic than men.
This kind of thinking is unacceptable in this day and age. With this kind of negativity and objection towards Clinton’s presidential campaign, it’s easy to forget just how much necessary change and equality she could bring to the White House. The fact that she could be the first female president is historic, but her choice to implement much discussion and significance upon gender equality and marriage equality is what sets her apart from other candidates.
Her open-minded reasoning and affinity towards the oppressed is what this nation needs in a leader. Spreading love and acceptance, instead of hate and discordance among citizens of this nation is something we’ve overlooked for much too long.
If you’ve been keeping up with Clinton’s campaign, you know she plans to solve current issues on equal pay and equal rights. This is the kind of platform that will progress our country to its greatest potential. Clinton’s work resume and life experiences make her an exceptional presidential candidate. She deserves a shot at leading our nation, just as much as any male candidate. She can lead this nation into a triumphant path and shouldn’t be inequitably judged simply by her gender.