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June 01, 2018

Women and Politics

Image Credit: Debby Hudson
This post is a Contributor written post.

Contrary to what some movements might want women to believe, politics is welcoming to all kinds of people and yet including women. If you look all around the world there are many countries that have women in positions of power. They got elected or were appointed by the people and governments and now hold greats offices of state. For some reason, women are made to feel as if an invisible force could be holding them back. 

In some ways it's true but it's not a secret horde of misogynist men or artists in high places, it's themselves. If you believe you are a victim and for some reason, you are being oppressed by the system, you’ll never amount not taking full responsibility for your triumphs and failures. A career in politics is a brutal game and that’s because it has to be. Think about the great power that one person has in the palm of their hands and they expect the people they are supposed to be helping not to judge them harshly? That doesn’t make sense and women who can bear the brunt just like their male counterparts have a great chance at politics.

Contrary to the media

Oddly, the media is perpetuating a narrative that tries to make women believe they have never been in positions of power and that men are keeping them down. Unfortunately for them, most people can see straight through their clear lies. Here are just a few women who are in positions of power right now. SNP leader and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern, Erna SolbergPrime Minister of Norway, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović the President of Croatia. Notwithstanding other political positions of power other than leader such as Nikki Haley US representative to the UN. some of the most powerful figures in political history have been women. However, it seems as if some women are mentioned more than others by the mainstream media which seems to suggest a disproportionate favoring of left-wing women only.  

Listening to what matters

Above and beyond electorates want their candidate options to be serious in listening to their concerns. In modern society, very few people care about whether or not you’re a woman. At the end of the day, what people want is to be able to trust you and understand where you’re coming from. This is one of the key aspects of the campaign to make Michele Reagan Arizona Secretary of State. Arizona citizens want to know that their vote is safe after scandals of vote rigging around the country have been given the light of day by investigative reporting. Reagan seems to be putting forth measures that will ensure a stamping out of voter fraud. She’s worked to achieve an increase in voter registration so each person’s vote is logged by the security of their details.

It's your ideas and what you believe in, what makes people like you in politics. The cold hard truth is the majority of people don’t fall for this patriarchy bogeyman angle. They want their candidates to listen to their concerns and implement policies that fix them, regardless of whether you’re a man or a woman candidate.

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