Two hundred years ago, when a woman took a husband in the United States she lost what limited freedom she had as a young adult.
Did you know that after the revolutionary war women who fought and aided independence efforts lost all of their legal standing as an equal under the new Constitution of the United States of America?
In the 1800’s a small group of women decided to protest this flawed system and fight for ours rights and freedoms. This fight brought about small and slow but very meaningful change. They were adamant in improving women’s inferior status in the United States.
The movement for Women’s Suffrage movement began in 1869 began, and on August 26, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. With it, 17 million women won for themselves that most basic promise of democracy: the right to vote. ( npv.org)
Forty years had to pass before we looked at the women’s movement again. In the 1960’s women rose again to ensure federal laws were implemented to create equality in employment and education.
The year is now 2016, 56 years later, and for the first time ever, we have a woman officially nominated by a major political party for President in the United states. Why did we take so long to acknowledge the fact that a woman can be responsible for the Oval office?
The rest of the world moved ahead much earlier. In 1960 Sri Lanka elected the world’s first female prime minister, followed by Argentina in 1974 with the election of President Estela Isabel Martines.
I believe a woman will uphold the respect and integrity of the Oval office when she is finally elected President of the United States.
If a woman becomes President of the most powerful country in the world, it would also have a major impact on the role and importance of women around the world.
She will also manage the world differently and will have a new approach to handling conflicts. Regardless of political party differences, we must come together to celebrate this achievement.
This is not a small fete. By becoming the first woman President , she now holds the most powerful position in the world. A woman with her qualifications would have a balanced view on foreign and national policy.
Having Hillary, a woman, in the white house will be a strength. Why will she be President in November ? She has the best resume thus far from all the Presidents we have ever had. She has been The First lady, Senator, and Secretary of State. We have never in our history had anyone with so many credentials.
When we hire someone for a CEO position, we want years of experience on all fronts and it MUST apply to the most powerful job in the world as well.
A woman will stay calm through the verbal attacks. She has the ability to handle stress and stand her ground with grace and charm on matters. Hillary is a great debater and has been her whole life. She is a great strategist and far better one than Bill. She is and will make sure she is inclusive of all races, religion and stature. She will fight terrorists, and without creating the divide in her nation. She will keep America strong and most importantly she knows what really happens behind closed doors at the white house.
This originally appeared on HuffingtonPost.com