It is no secret that politics is a man’s world,female politicians still hold less than a fifth of all national seats. Though there are exceptions, Governance has largely been left up to men since its conception. 2017 will be the 100th anniversary of the first woman to be elected to congress, and a baby born today will have to live to be 107 to see gender equality among elected officials in this country. Women still fight for the right to have their voices heard across the world and we are nowhere near equality. They are under-represented in basically all leadership despite women comprising of 54% of the world population. But finally,As fewer people buy into the notion that women can't lead, we have been watching women make their first strides in government.
It seems that in today’s political landscape, the advantages of electing women have come to light.
Women are particularly effective in promoting honest government. Countries where women are supported as leaders and at the ballot box have a correspondingly low level of corruption. This is an issue that voters around the world are taking more and more seriously. As the Internet has provided platforms for transparency among governments, the corruption of governments are being exposed much more frequently and with much more evidence. Women’s unwillingness to be corrupted is noble and should be considered a strength when it comes to electability.
In the political arena, where women have toconduct themselves according to hetero-patriarchal norms, women are less likely to participate in scandalous behavior. For this reason it seems that women are immune from political sex scandal. While the list of male politicians who have participated in scandalous sexual affairs is endless (I’m talking all time yo). Though the numbers of “cheaters” have been proven to be equal among gender, it doesn’t translate to women of power while the opposite is true for men.
Though it looks like a cliche, a recent study revealed that motivations for being a politician are markedly different between genders. Men are more interested in making money, gaining power, and making connections. Women are more interested in solving problems and helping people. This gender gap in political aspirations is concerning. And if it is true…
why do more than one in five Americans still openly admit they wouldn't vote for a female president