Our country could use women leaders, for we have been lead by men for so long. In this election, misogyny was rampant. The major candidates were a very qualified woman and a billionaire that decided he wanted to be president with no former experience in politics. The man was elected. Beginning in January, we will have President Trump (cringe). This is a blatant example of misogyny.
In politics, for every step forward you take, there is a certain amount of backlash from the opposing side. When we elected Obama, a huge step forward was taken. And now we are seeing the backlash for that progress in the form of Donald Trump.
I know that many people hated Hillary vehemently. If there was one thing going for her in my eyes, it was that she is a woman. If in no other respect there was going to be progress, at least we would have made the progress of finally having a woman in the White House. It is 2016, and the United States has been a country for 239 years. In those 239 years of existence we have had 43 men serve as president. But we still have yet to elect a woman president. Turkey has had more women elected to public office then the US. We have not broken that glass ceiling yet.
I have heard that one of the reasons Hillary was not elected was that she is a woman. I am not saying that was the only reason, but it is the stupidest reason I can think of. I have also heard that people disliked her because she made compromises. That is politics for you. If you don’t make compromises, nothing will get done. It is a game of give and take. I really hope that Trump will not do everything that he has promised to do. But it is probably a vain hope.
Next election though, perhaps we can do better. For if you only count the votes of voters 18-25, Trump would have only received 23 electoral votes. If the younger generations continue to lean in this direction, maybe we will see a woman in the White House in the future. It will be about time.