The Women’s March is back! And this time, the trendy hashtag is “Power to the Polls,” which serves as a reminder that after one year we still haven’t learned that President Trump’s policies are perfectly in line with what President Hillary Clinton’s would have been and that voting for the lesser of two evils is still evil. Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
If Donald Trump isn’t proof that all presidents are puppets, and the policies they claim to have change immediately once they get into office, then I don’t know what is. But “Power to the Polls” doesn’t just focus on who is the president, it also focuses on electing women to other offices… so let’s take a look at the women who have already achieved those goals…
Senator Elizabeth Warren – She is a staunch supporter of gun control, and whether you are a single woman living alone, or a mother looking out for her children, every woman should be concerned about any attempts to infringe upon her Second Amendment right to protect herself.
Senator Diane Feinstein – As the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, she has helped to ensure that the NSA faces no checks or balances while it freely conducts illegal, warrantless surveillance of innocent Americans—and knowing that the government has unfiltered access to your private data is something that should concern every woman.
Former Governor and current U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley – She literally told China, Russia, and every other member of the United Nations that if they didn’t vote to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the U.S. would consider it a direct attack. That, coupled with her hawkish rhetoric towards Iran, should concern everyone because it shows that when it comes to foreign policy rhetoric that could spark World War 3, she seems to have no regard for the innocent men, women and children whose lives would be at risk.
The point is that the argument of “Man vs. Woman” is a lot like the argument of “Republican vs. Democrat.” Voting for a certain gender or a certain party does not guarantee that they will act in the best interest of the public, and if we are going to march about something, it should be about policies that better our country as a whole.
As women, we shouldn’t have to belittle men in order to empower ourselves. We should lift other women up, not because of their gender, but because of their morals, accomplishments and the choices they make on a daily basis to better themselves and those around them. When we start putting men down in order to make ourselves feel better, the only thing we are doing is becoming exactly like the types of men we claim to be against today, and that is something everyone should be talking about.