Chelsea Clinton says we need a woman in the White House:
“We need women who are at the head of a boardroom, like at the head of the White House, at the head of kind of major scientific enterprises so that little girls everywhere can then think: You know what? I can do that. I want to do that. I will do that.”
With all due respect to Chelsea Clinton, I’m getting really, really sick of that mode of thinking.
First off, we do have women in politics and business and positions of power. And guess what? They screw things up just as much as the men!
Putting a woman in the highest echelon of American politics isn’t going to make any positive change, any more than electing the first African American president or having a white man in office did.
What we need is people of integrity. Forget their gender. Forget their race.
Stop focusing on factors they had no control over and start paying attention to their decisions and their character.