Written by Charlotte Giorgi
“If Hillary Clinton can’t satisfy her husband what makes her think she can satisfy America?” A twitter post from Donald Trump from April 2016.
— Lenny Jacobson (@Lennyjacobson) April 17, 2015
Sexist and crude Trumps Twitter page is certainly one to familiarise yourself with. Fraught with these belittling sexist posts, Trump still thinks he’s one with the ladies. “All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me – consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected.” He told the Daily News back in 2004 when he was on the Apprentice USA series.
Men have throughout history always dominated the top positions in politics across the world but with it becoming more gender diverse and having certain discrimination laws now in place, more of these roles are now being filled by women.
“Women have the power to stop Trump,” Clinton posts on her twitter, 7th October 2016, alongside a iwillvote.com sourced and shared video.
There is certainly a gender battle happening in the US which is at the forefront of a lot of the slander being heard from both parties.
We all want to know what the gender differences behind the scenes really are. Very little is disclosed about the happenings from behind closed doors and what is not being televised or posted online. However an insight into the female perspective within politics has been revealed by a source much closer to home.
An interview with Natalie Bennett, former leader of the Green Party in the United Kingdom, gave a very exclusive insight into the differences that being of a certain gender can provoke in politics.
“I have thought oh god, debating Trump. A loose cannon, utterly unattached from reality.” When asked if she shared any of the feelings that Clinton must when having to debate Trump.
Bennett certainly had stories to tell from debates turned nasty when debating Nigel Farage. A character from UK politics, former leader of the UKIP party, who has pulled similarities while been compared to Trump. “I feel a real sympathy for Hillary and what she is having to face.” Bennett recalls her difficulties.
However we feel the election might turn out and certainly on this side of the Atlantic it is being voiced by Bennett as “scarily to close to call” but would “side for Clinton” when asked.
Being of any identifiable gender there are differences that will have to be addressed, and one being within the world of politics, as we know of this moment, is seeing a change in the roles being filled by women. This is inspiring for younger generations and we need to continue to champion women taking up important roles in politics for a more fairly distributed workplace for the future.