2016: A New Year For Women
As the 2016 presidential election approaches, the world has come to realize how the role of women in society has evolved from past years. Hillary Clinton's position as the first female presidential nominee, as well as Kellyanne Conway's status as the first woman to be a Republican campaign adviser, is groundbreaking.
Stereotypes of women in the workplace have been successfully challenged, which inspires young girls that they can achieve the highest position in the field they aspire to be a part of. 10-year-old Macy Friday's reaction to meeting Clinton in 2014 illustrates the impact of this issue. In an interview with CNN, Friday stated, "I like [Clinton] because, like, she is running for president and a lot of people think that girls shouldn't be president because they are not as smart or they shouldn't have the same rights." In a world that seems to be at a tug-of-war with beliefs about feminism, gender roles and men's/women's rights, it is important that young people form their own opinions about these issues, as they are inheriting the future of the planet.