Just the other day, I was reading an article in U.S. news about how Hillary Clinton should perhaps think twice before running in a presidential race.
Now of course, there are both pros and cons of a candidate, but it became even more apparent that Hillary’s biggest con was the simple fact she’s a woman. As a female, I obviously am not completely opposed to the idea.
I think Hillary has already established herself in the Senate and this is the next step. However, I think — actually I know — people won’t vote for Hillary just because of her gender. Yes, it’s wrong but there still are people who aren’t ready to handle having a woman president. Regardless of how awful it sounds, Hillary’s gender will be working against her in this upcoming election.
Another problem is that women themselves will vote for Hillary just because she is a woman. I am only 16, which means I won’t be able to vote in the upcoming election. But I would never, ever vote
for Hillary just because she’s a woman. Yes I have “female pride” and I’m thrilled that women are on the rise in this country, but women voting for Hillary just because she’s a woman is wrong. It’s not fair, no matter how you look at it. How a voter chooses whom to vote for is up to him or her. But gender should never be the major decision-maker in choosing.
Overall my opinion of Hillary running has changed numerous times in the last week. Originally, I wasn’t opposed to her running but after reading these articles, my thoughts have changed somewhat. I suppose I see both good and bad points. However I don’t think America as a whole is ready to handle a woman president. I only hope that voters will think of what’s best for their country, and not for
their egos — male OR female.