Some people argue that men and women have equal rights. Those people say that there are women in government, and women CEOs, and women managers, and women everything else. My response? Just because women are in these different positions, that doesn’t mean that they have the same rights as men.

Earlier this semester I said that I would do my best to keep politics out of my blog. However, sometimes things in life happen that just cannot be ignored. Not long ago, one of those very things happened.

Elizabeth Warren, a well known feminist democrat, was intentionally silenced by the republican party and Mitch McConnell. Would this alone be a story? In this day and age, probably, but not neces

Photo Credit to the Senate Democrats.
Photo Credit to the Senate Democrats.

sarily. However, the true issue comes in when the thing that Warren was silenced for was allowed to be said by multiple male senators.

 

So women are allowed to be in the senate, but they are not allowed to say what they want, when they want. The specific words, they don’t even matter, it is more the fact that a woman cannot say them and a man can.

How can we, as a country, claim to have equality for women, or anyone else for that matter, if our own government doesn’t even provide equality.

As a college student, you look up to women like Elizabeth Warren as someone who has broken the glass celling, as someone who has won the battle. When you hear stories like this as a young women, it literally breaks your heart. The people who fought so hard, who won, get shut down so easily. If they can lose the battle of being able to speak their mind, why should we think that we can win.

Instances like this set women, in all different fields, back so much. It doesn’t matter what people say, or what they want to think, if this type of behavior is accepted, we do not have equality. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, apparently equality isn’t in the United States right now. And unfortunately, as long as behavior like this continues, we wont get the equality we deserve.

Interested in reading more about what happened in this situation? Check out the article below!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mitch-mcconnell-silencing-elizabeth-warren_us_589b4fbee4b04061313abe2f

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