WATTERS: Will a woman ever serve as the president?

Cyra Watters is a freshman mass communication major from Chicago, Ill.

For years many people have debated whether or not if women are capable of being president.
Personally I feel that women are capable of doing many things and becoming president is one.
When Hillary Clinton decided to run for President Republicans and the media continuously attacked her.
Clinton was not taken serious when she was running for president, people were more concerned about her physical appearance rather than looking at her as a political leader. As a result Clinton received a lot of backlash from running for President.
The idea of a woman becoming President frightens people, because they don’t believe women are capable of running a country. Women have also been looked at as being weak and not being able to do the same job as a man. Furthermore, there has also been issue that women fear voter sexism, causing them not them to not vote for other women with leadership roles.
According to nymag.com, Sixty-one percent of Democratic Party women appear to worry a lot about voter sexism (as compared to 46 percent of Democratic Party men), while only 18 percent of Republican Party men (as compared to half of Republican women) share this concern. As a result many people don’t vote for women to be president, meanwhile people forget that they tell their children that they can be whatever they want to be in life but in today’s society that is constantly questioned to be true.
But people fail to realize that there are and have been many female leaders in other countries. If we were to go back in time there has been many leaders like Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone and many more. These women fought for their rights.
Now in today’s society women are torn down and are considered to be less than equals, if they decide to run for president or any type of leadership role. This has always been an issue for as long as we can remember, women have always had to fight for their rights whether it was for working towards the right to have, higher pay, to own credit cards, voting, marriage rights, equal rights, etc.
I believe that over the years many things have changed for women and I feel that anything is possible. I also think that too many women have fought for our rights for us to not use them.
All the marches and protest, women have fought for us to be able to have our rights. I just feel like we shouldn’t care what people say. There was a point in time when women were arrested for fighting for their rights, they didn’t care how other people felt they did what they felt is right. I hope within time, people will understand that we are all equal, we deserve the same rights it doesn’t matter what color or gender we are. Instead of tearing each other down we need to be more understanding and considerate of this issue.