Thursday, November 15, 2012

Women's Representation in Government

As the article above explores the issue of female representation in the United States government, I have explored such at a local level here at TCU. A great example would be that out of 7 candidates for the SGA Student Body Officer elections this past week, only ONE female ran. Females make up well over half the population here at TCU so I find it completely ridiculous that we refuse to represent ourselves on higher level such as the student government association.

Just as the article discusses a severe lack of female representation in the government, I see such arguments in real life. While women continue to blame men and traditional gender roles for their inability to hold office, I blame them and their lack of effort. If women want things to change in America, we have to stop settling. We have to fight harder than any candidate and reach our fullest potential to reverse these socially embedded stereotypes that we belong at home and home alone. It's up to us and until we realize that, nothing will change.

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