Do People Look At Gender?

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Do People Look at Gender? Politics have many different components and sub-branches. There are different levels and positions in government. Every role needs someone who will do their best to help our country strive to the best of its abilities. Finding people to fit those positions can be a difficult task and very time consuming. The best way to find the person suitable for the job is to look at all of their qualifications and their capabilities to fulfill the position. Most people do not do this. They just look at what the person has on the outside and not whether they are able to work properly. People look at someone who if well known in the community and who have a high position already. Most importantly they look at the gender. In our …show more content…
Sojourner Truth is remembered by most of America. She isn’t just recognized for being a woman but for being an African American woman. Sojourner Truth spent most of her life traveling. She gave speeches about gender equality and racial rights. This began after she became the first African American woman to win in court against a white man. She was fighting for her son’s freedom from slavery. This made Truth wildly known around the world. She became a prime activist in gender and politics by giving women a voice just like Eleanor Roosevelt. She was called the “First Lady of the World” by President Harry S. She worked alongside her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt to find a solution to the Great depression and other political issues. Desert News describes Eleanor Roosevelt as, “A supporter of feminist ideas and Democratic policies, Roosevelt was ranked in the Top 10 of Gallup 's 1999 list of Most Widely Admired People of the 20th Century.” She along with others helped women become acknowledged in the political world. Women such as Jeannette Rankin, who was the first woman elected to Congress, Frances Perkins, who was not only the longest-sitting labor secretary in U.S. history but was also the first woman appointed to any U.S. Cabinet position, or Shirley Chisholm who was the first black woman to serve in Congress, representing New York in the House of …show more content…
Women have to let people know of the statistics and how low they are for women. Women also not only need to speak on the issue but put action to it. The best way to put action to the problem is by women getting involved. Women have to become more confident in themselves and have the courage to run for the roles in government that do not have enough women in them. Just like Hillary. Hillary Clinton is confident enough to make a difference the same way that Barack Obama did when he ran for president and became the first African American president. Hillary Clinton is working to become the first women president of the United States of

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