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A Letter to T.I. About Women in Politics

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 19/10/2015 Jessica Kline
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Dear T.I.,
A few days ago I was driving into work listening to the radio when an incredibly inspirational and empowering interview of you was played:

"Not to be sexist but, I can't vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman," he said. "Just because, every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well. But the president? It's kinda like, I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally -- they make very permanent, cemented decisions -- and then later, it's kind of like it didn't happen, or they didn't mean for it to happen. And I sure would hate to just set off a nuke. [Other leaders] will not be able to negotiate the right kinds of foreign policy; the world ain't ready yet. I think you might be able to the get Loch Ness Monster elected before you could [get a woman]."

I completely agree with you. I mean, what woman on the entire face of the earth has the balls to even run for a presidential bid or seat, never mind get elected? Seriously, I cannot think of a single woman who has the decision-making skills, emotional intelligence, confidence, or courage to actually believe they can manage a team of employees never mind an entire country! That's just insane. Especially Hillary Clinton. Think about it, she would probably have to know something about foreign policies, legal matters, and actually try to not like cry at work or something. Can you imagine?
According to a report by McKinsey & Company, having a critical mass of at least 30 percent women in higher-level leadership positions significantly improves financial performance. A study by the Pew Research Center found that in politics, people firmly believe women are better than men at working out compromises, being honest and ethical, working to improve the U.S. quality of life, and standing up for beliefs. And Goldman Sachs notes that females are now more highly educated than their male counterparts.
God forbid a woman was elected to the White House, the statistics above show the country's financial performance has a chance of bettering, there is actually have a chance of improving the quality of life, and shockingly enough, we may have a lot of trust in our president.
T.I., clearly you aren't voting for Hillary in the upcoming election, which is fine, but choose not to vote for her because you don't believe her stance on some issues are aligned with your own, not because she is a she.
The facts are there. Women can run a country just as awesome as any man can.
Sincerely,
A woman

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