In today’s political climate as women are becoming empowered an idea is emerging that somehow the ship of state will be righted if women are elected.
A potential exists in that but solely dependent on the character and qualifications of elected women.
I believe that women should be represented in government and would bring a lot to the table – but also that gender alone is a far cry from being qualified as has been shown to be the case with men.
If you doubt that take a look at Betsy De Vos, Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Ivanka Trump, and Kistjen Nielsen.
These are subjugated women, women who jump when told what to do, who serve a loud mouthed overbearing man and at least figuratively toddle along in his wake picking up after him as he flings his rhetorical dirty socks and underwear about the house.
Women can be every bit as malicious, corrupt, manipulative, greedy, and vindictive as their counterparts so let’s not fool ourselves as election cycles and opportunities present themselves.
The spotlight is on women, how they respond, how they conduct themselves and the decisions they make will be highlighted and impact future generations.
As a man I don’t view women as inferior, a domestic servant, short order cook, nor a recreational device – I don’t champion patriarchy or matriarchy, rather a balanced equality – but when it comes to integrity and being worthy of respect I won’t lower the bar for men or women and don’t believe anyone should.
A door is opening I encourage women to step through with grace, dignity, and worthy purpose – don’t try to out man the men you rail against or nothing much will change, bring your gifts to the table, and if you would hold men accountable don’t hesitate to do so with women as well.
If it takes a village to raise a child it takes men and women of good character on equal footing to guide a nation.