If you were fortunate enough to tune into last night’s Republican debate, you would have witnessed some compelling television. Honestly, I never knew politics could be so engrossing. And here I thought Real Housewives was entertaining. Anyways, enough about me and my unhealthy taste in television.
The debate started off neutral, swiftly picking up momentum, with most of the candidates introducing interesting views. However, it was Carly Fiorina who stole the show. When asked to respond about a blatantly rude comment Donald Trump had made regarding her looks, Fiorina responded with poise and elegance.
“I think women all over this country heard what Mr. Trump said” she commented, during last night’s debate.
But it was the interview Fiorina gave the following morning, which truly ignited the flame. Early on Thursday morning, Fiorina sat down with CNN News Day and explained how Trump’s emphasis on her appearance represents the sexism which is still evidently apparent in today’s American politics.
“It’s still different for women,” she said “It’s only a woman whose appearance would be talked about while running for president — never a man. And that’s what women understand.”
It always seems to lead back to sexism. It’s as if women are continuously battling this enormous war, revolving around gender equality. I don’t mean to sound like a crusader, but when is this entire ordeal going to stop? We live in a world, we’re women represent a large portion of the population, and, yet, the prejudices still continue.
To be honest, I could care less if a presidential candidate is black, white, female, or male. Those details don’t resonate with me. What I truly care about is whether a candidate can do the job of creating a better place for it’s inhabitants. Whether you’re attractive or not, it holds little value when you’re faced with such a task.
Good for you, Fiorina. Someone had speak up.