Are women finally taking a step forward toward “sexism” in government? According to a CNN article posted on September 21st, 2010, the number of Republican woman running for Senate and Congressional seats has increased drastically this year. Many people have pointed out that our former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has played a major part in this matter by supporting and encouraging these women so that they can show society they can perform just as well as men can.
If we just take a minute to look around and analyze what is going on around us, we can see that woman are the majority of people graduating from medical school, law school, and with the most Ph.Ds. As this article states, “there is no reason why women should only account for a small 16 percent of Congress.”
I believe this accounts for even more than just a form of sexism, it also shows a clear example of a glass ceiling. A glass ceiling created by a society dominated by men in which women are looked as the bearer of our children and where they have an ascribed role since the moment of birth. It is time for barriers to be broken down and for women to be seen as individuals, nothing less.
A question now arises to my mind; will women ever be considered or given the same opportunities as men? I think this could be possible, but it will take a lot of work and effort to break this habit.