Thursday, December 08, 2005

America, Ready for feminine Intellect?

"It's time for the guys to move over, to give the chicks a chance. There's already a book out on it: Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. The scenario is optimistic but entirely possible. For too long -- i.e., forever -- men have dominated the political power hierarchy. The results have hardly been commendable. Now it's the other gender's turn." writes Lawrence Martin from The Globe and Mail.

He believes that Americans are ready for a female president. The new hit TV series is Commander in Chief, which draws 16 million viewers a week. The Commander is President Geena Davis, who is wise and deliberate and on top of the job.

I like Geena Davis. She is beautiful and certainly a good actress. But she is only an actress, while, Hillary is not an act, she is alive and real. Much more real than any other reality.

Hillary is not a new kid on the block. She ran Bill's campaign, stood by him for 8 years as he changed America and faced the painful back lashes of politics. More importantly, Hillary is a winner and not a quitter.

As for Condi, I am sure we all believe in her abilities and hard work. This woman worked her way up in the Republican system and as a woman of color, she has reached heights no one ever dreamed of. However, the truth is:

Condi has never had to deal with many harsh realities of life that made Hillary who she is.

If any of you watched the first episode of the Commander in Chief, you know that Geena Davis'es character found her way into the Whitehouse as a trophy and a puppet. The very fact that destiny changed things for her, is another story.

Many still believe that Condoleezza Rice is a trophy in a similar fashion: a black woman in a Republican Government. But I am sure those can't do her enough justice.

Now, whether or not Hillary decides to run, it will determine how ready America is for a feminine intellect.

That said, Hillary will remain the living face of American liberalism, modern feminism, strength and endurance, miles and miles ahead of all Condoleezza Rices that could come along.


At 4:08 p.m., Blogger Sooski said...

Agreed, and I am really hoping Hillary wins the next US election. Your comparison between the 2 people makes sense. Hillary has proved many things about herself to the people, Condi still has a long way to go...

At 3:52 a.m., Blogger Jackal said...

Well a little bit of politics on this side of the pond:

BBC: "Conservative leader David Cameron will focus on the environment as he tries to set his stamp on the party"... how do you like the original version of tories now?!

At 5:37 a.m., Blogger Hassanali Namazi said...

I guess the questions are:
- Did men knew what to do and did not do it?
- Did men knew what to do and could not do it?
- Did men thought they knew what to do but just muddled through as they are?

Which one do you think it is?

At 7:41 a.m., Blogger Jackal said...

Something 4 Friday, or how I wish I was a lad [:D]

At 2:44 p.m., Blogger Bahar said...

Mr. Namazi, the answer is none of the above.

It is part of evolution. Women stayed indoors (as I call it) and assumed the responsibility of reproduction and nurture until their roles simply evolved into something more complicated.

When reproduction and nurturing the population is not in demand anymore, species find new niches for their members.

I would day human civilization is simply improving. The few first centuries we learned to talk, read and write. Now we have developed more complicated relationships that require respect, intellect and knowledge, rather than just muscle.


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