She was supposed to win. She didn’t.
What could have been a very special Inauguration Day for women and girls through out the World, wasn’t. The day after it was. That was the day of the Million Women’s March on Washington. That was a day when women and man in support of the marching women, took to the streets to express their concerns. The concerns of these women effect the condition of humanity like no other. A condition where women are yet to be full participants. A condition which lacks the resources and influences of women, that are readily available.
According to my Mother, the first President I ever saw was President Harry Truman.
I don’t have a aerial photograph to prove it, but the story goes that I saw him in Washington, D.C. in the 1953 Presidential Inaugural Parade, of the man that he lost to. I had no words to describe how I felt seeing this great man, but then I wasn’t quite one years old yet. I did grow up to think the all United States Presents were great men. Why none of them were great women never even entered into my mind.
At the age of 62 I saw somebody else for the first time that left me speechless, even though I had plenty of words by then. It was my granddaughter. Every encounter since, over the last three plus years, has left me that way in terms of being able to sum up what she does for my human condition. The thought of being able to celebrate with her, the election of a women as President Of The United States of America, I had many good words to describe that. Turned out I didn’t need them.
Now I have a good deal of words to describe why I think we don’t need a women in the White House.
Many of these words came together me from visiting the goodmenproject.com website and from writing for it. The website is pro-feminist and anti-stereotyping what a man should or should not be like. Putting this together, I have come to believe that it is good for men to not believe that just because a presidential candidate is well qualified and female does not mean that she is necessarily qualified to promote the interests of women being allowed to have more impact on humanity. That is, I think it unwise to stereotype a viable female candidate for President as being good for women, mainly because she is one.
You may draw different conclusions based on your visits to goodmenproject.com. I am just writing about mine.
I no longer want to live to see a women in the part of the White House that makes the big decisions. I do want to live to see a person who really believes in the under utilized political power of women and has the political skills to free that power, in that position. I very well may not live to see that. Many more men, women and children may suffer because of that.
Can there be any doubt that many more women then men have been more involved politically and personally in the care and protection of the most vulnerable people on the Planet?
Does anybody doubt that there would be less war and poverty and destruction of natural resources if women had a greater say in things?
If anything, the process that lead up to the election of other than a women, for President of The United States, revealed more than ever that the United States is not the role model nation, its citizens may think that it is, of a land that has finally become one were anybody can rise to lead a Nation. The internet has played a huge role in revealing the depth and the breath and the stench of the swamp that is American politics in general and what it really takes to get elected.
Women need more power in the White House and the U.S. House of Representatives and in the houses where they live.
Bringing power to these places for women will take men being more supportive of traditionally female forms of power. Humanity needs these formers of power to not drain swamps just to have better foundations for walls, but to have gardens and nature preserves for all to enjoy, as well.
The man that claimed what he lacked in experience in government would be more than made up with running his businesses, won. He was expected to be a bit lost during his first 100 days running a powerful nation. He doesn’t look like what we expected. He looks like somebody who has had powerful people making plans for him becoming a powerful figure for some time and expected the ground to be hit running.
When a new President enters the White House, he brings in many people with him. People who got him there, by means in addition to voting. I hope that he will come to listen more carefully to those people who were marching the day after his Inauguration and embrace their power as well.
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