Is the United States truly ready for a female president? How much of the U.S. is
still sexist and racist?
All kinds of negative biases still exist around the globe today, and they seem to get only stronger as frustrated people blame each other for the political and economic problems of the country.
The world still judges female business leaders, orchestral conductors, and doctors with a skeptical eye. Popular culture is dominated by female artists who are highly sexualized by the media.
Despite this, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton became the first female senator of New York, the first First Lady to seek elected office, Obama’s first Secretary of State, and is a presidential candidate running for the Democratic nomination for the second time.
Along with such support for a female leader reflected by her election to such positions, there also are many people who support Donald Trump, a Republican presidential candidate who made implied sexist comments to Clinton in debates. Trump made derogatory remarks towards Clinton, saying that she lacks stamina and strength to be the president, and implied that her gender is at fault.
Various newspapers printed articles relating Trump to previous European fascists like Mussolini and Hitler. Yet people still support him.
The sheer number of Trump’s supporters suggests that many people are not standing up for the country’s stated values. Some ignorant people are questioning whether different genders and races deserve or qualify for various jobs, equal treatment, and more. The country certainly lacks the equality it is supposed to represent.