BEING A WOMAN IN 2021
In a world where men as dominated, where they lead mostly any sort of work charge, women had to face difficulties to get noticed for a long time.
Since the very beginning, women have never been considered equal to men. The standard idea of a couple was, and in some area of the world still is, composed by a man who is meant to get to work and support financially his family and the other part of the couple is marked by a woman: the one in charge of keeping the house clean and tidy and also to look after kids. This is the concept humanity has been growing with. But, there have always been exceptions.
Even whether they were going against the rules, there have always existed women with power, women who could not accept abuses, women who could not resist their inner self that kept pushing their rational part until getting to the point where revolutions were needed and, no matter what consequences they could have faced due to their actions: respect comes first. I’m talking about rebels of the law or society, I’m talking about those women who did not listen to anybody else apart from themselves and fought for their rights.
As it appears on Unwomen.org, facts speak clear: inequality is an issue that has not been solved yet, especially when we look at it into a government point of view.
–Only 21 countries around the world are being governed by women, which means that parity for men and women in leading a nation, will only be reached in 130years.
–Only 10 countries have had a woman as Head of Government
–The most common portfolios that women in a Head position have been working on are the following: family, children, youth, just after :Political affairs, environment, natural resources and energy,
2021 has started with a kick this time. After the planet has been drastically affected by a mortal virus, seeing a black woman becoming a status symbol, is opening a door of hope to everyone. Just looking back at a few months ago, America was lead by uncertainty, with Trump refusing to concede. No one knew what destiny the nation was going to face, but thankfully all this chaos came to an end and a new Orden stepped forward. I’m talking about a new era, the era of Biden accompanied by the California Senator, Kamala Harris, also known as the face of changes.
WHY IS KAMALA HARRIS IDENTIFIED AS A CHANCE OF INNOVATION?
Because seeing a black woman working on the side of the American President is a big step forward for the society in a general aspect, but also for the entire black women community who have been feeling ´less´for too long period.
Having a woman heading at the American Parliament demonstrates that evolution is taking place and that the world is progressing along with it.
During her very first speech as the new elected Vice President that happened on 7th November, she made dreaming all those little girls watching her.
“Because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities,” she said.
“While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last,” said Harris, speaking to a cheering outdoor crowd in Wilmington, Del.
Harris also called out to “the generations of women, black women, Asian, white, Latina, Native American women, who throughout our nation’s history have paved the way for this moment tonight.”
WHAT MADE THAT NIGHT MEMORABLE?
Harris wore a pants suit in all white — the Suffragette movement colour — and spent much time praising all the women who through history fought to obtain and preserve the right to vote.
In 1916 a political organization called the National Woman’s Party was founded to fight women’s suffrage and they adopted white, gold and purple as its colour, considering white as ‘the emblem of purity’
The first woman to run for Vice President, Geraldine Ferraro, wore a white suit in 1984. Hilary Clinton also used to wear white pantsuits when she was assisting speeches in public during her presidential race back in 2016.
Harris also refers to the women’s community throughout her speech and particularly paying homage to, she said, “All the women who worked to secure and protect the right to vote for over a century: One hundred years ago with the 19th Amendment, 55 years ago with the Voting Rights Act, and now, in 2020, with a new generation of women in our country who cast their ballots and continued the fight for their fundamental right to vote and be heard. Tonight, I reflect on their struggle, their determination, and the strength of their vision—to see what can be unburdened by what has been—I stand on their shoulders.”
- Vice President Kamala Harris was raised by a Jamaican father and Indian-born mother.
- She served as both District Attorney for San Francisco and Attorney General for California.
- Harris’s record as a prosecutor is considered to be very centrist, while, as a Senator, she has been seen as largely liberal.
- While both Biden and Harris are from the moderate wing of the party, Harris’s Senate record is considered farther to the left than Biden’s.
5 INTERESTING THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KAMALA HARRIS
- KAMALA HARRIS ORGANISED A SUCCESSFUL PACIFIC PROTEST AT THE AGE OF 13
She was born on the 20th October 1964, in Oakland in California.
She comes from a multicultural family as her mother is originally from India and her father has a Jamaican background.
At the age of 12, her parents divorced and she moved with her mother and sister to Montreal,
it was there where she built up a protest against the owner of their apartment building who did not allow let children playing on the building’s lawn
- KAMALA HARRIS SERVED AS SAN FRANCISCO ATTORNEY GENERAL
She has been taking part as a student at Westmount High School in Quebec, where her dream of becoming a lawyer jumped out.
After graduation she moved back to the U.S and entered at Howard University in Washington D.C.
In 2003, Harris defeated her former boss, Terence Hallinan to become S.Francisco district attorney.
The results of her good work were straight visible as during her first three years, the conviction rate in S.Francisco increased from 52 to 67%.
At the same time she launched an initiative that cut recidivism through job training called ‘Back on Track’
- SHE WAS NOT JUST THE FIRST WOMAN AS ATTORNEY GENERAL BUT ALSO THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN OF CALIFORNIA
After beating Los Angeles County district attorney Steve Cooley, she immediately mark by withdrawing from settlement negotiations with five of the country’s largest financial institutions for improper mortgage practises only to eventually settle for five times the original proposed amount
She also created an online platform called Open Justice to make criminal records available for the public.
Those tabulates improved and helped police accountability to determinate number of deaths and injuries of those in police custody
- KAMALA HARRIS BECAME A CALIFORNIAN SENATOR ON THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE KNOWN FOR INCISIVE QUESTIONS
In the Senate, Harris has supported a single-payer health care system and introduced legislation to provide financial relief to those facing rising housing costs
- BIDEN AND HARRIS WERE ACTUALLY BUTTED HEADS BEFORE TEAMING UP
It occurs that back in January 2019, Kamala Harris did try to run for president.
One main point jumped out on her first Democratic debate when she confronted her future running mate over his position.
In the end Harris shut her campaign in December as her numbers did not meet her expectations and endorsed Biden in March 2020. Biden announced officially Harris as his VP in August commenting: “Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with (my son) Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.