Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sexism in America

Female powers, Women in powerful positions, Roles, -- the preconceptions and notions of such -- perhaps denied truths in this country. I suppose it's much like the Blacks must feel about racism. With Obama breaking thru like he has (thanks to the Bush years), Blacks can't really say that racism is as prevelant as they said it was before Obama broke thru. The racism hook isn't as sturdy as some would like to claim it is when it comes to racism. However, the glass ceiling that we women speak of is clearly still very much in tact. It is clear in the male (and the female) vote in America in this Presidential election, just look at the break downs of votes. I hope I live long enough to see the day when females rise above the bar that they are held below today in 2008 because of the prevalent attitude that women are just not quite there in the fact that they can be in extremely powerful positions and in "control" of things, to call the shots, to really lead a military force, to lead America, to be the "all powerful" positions. I truly hope I live to the day to see this overcome in this broken Country. I'm not saying 100% of one gender falls into any category; again, look at the voting trends in this 2008 election and you'll see what I am speaking of in this post.
I don't know of any other way to explain it. If you disagree then name me one woman in this Country that would make a better candidate for President than Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton cannot do one little aggressive move without the world coming down on her! It is absolutely par for the course. If you put a male in her spot of opposition to Barama, you have to admit they would be allowed to attack attack attack attack and America would love it -- never would they say "Oh he's being too aggressive -- it doesn't flatter him."

1 comment:

Pete Wann said...

You're interpreting things to fit what you WANT to see here.

Clinton gets hammered for being aggressive because Obama IS NOT being aggressive against her.

I agree with you; there is not another woman in the United States more qualified to be president than Hillary Clinton.

But she's not running against every other woman in the country. She's running against other politicians, most of whom happen to be men.

Perhaps the better explanation is that more women would be voting for Obama except that Clinton is in the race, and they're being sexist and voting for her because she's a woman.

It's also disingenuous to say that because Obama has broken through (because of Bush? You're saying he has no qualifications of his own?), then racism is somehow magically defeated. How many blacks are in the Senate? On the boards or in the executive suites of major corporations? About the same number of women of either race, which is to say not that many.

And so, the truth is revealed; you're not racist, Suzette, you're sexist.