We live in a world where society goes back and forth on making sexual assault a serious topic or a running joke. Its disgusting.
As an American, as a college student, as a mixed woman, I’m embarrassed by how my country has been portraying itself during this election. I mean, this is choosing the next leader of our country and it’s become a global embarrassment.
I have a 3 month old niece, I look at her, I see what she’s being born into and its terrifying. I think of her childhood, her college years, her adulthood, her future. What is it going to be like for her?
I’m in my last year of undergrad, living in New York City, being able to observe the presidential election as a twenty-one year old woman. I am able to watch freely as the first woman to ever be nominated as a presidential candidate runs for office. Though she’s not the ideal candidate for many, she’s broken barriers that no other woman has and that, I respect.
I know, I’m ranting. I need to get all of this off of my chest. I like to put it this way…
The Bush family has been involved in American politics dating back to the great grandparents of George W. and Jeb. We’ve seen how they’ve worked “corrupted” the system, but yet it’s still here.
The Clinton family are a lot like the Bush family. Bill and Hillary built their family name and platform. Yes, they’ve played dirty, but they haven’t made complete and utter disasters of themselves like Donald Trump has…
Power is important, yes, but I’d rather have a woman who has dedicated her entire career to politics and creating the woman she is today then a man who makes decisions based off of his emotional state.
I’m not fond of Hillary Clinton, she does raise a lot of questions. However, as a woman, I respect her because she brought herself up in a mans world. If she was a man all of the things she has done would be brushed off. It’s because she’s breaking barriers that’s scary to people. She’s unique, she’s changing our political system because she doesn’t give up. She’s a fighter and that I respect.