Former Vice President Joe Biden’s basement tweet claims women “have never had a fair shot to get ahead in this country.” Really?
Last I checked Nancy Pelosi (a woman) is the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Let’s go back a mere four years ago and the candidate running for President of the United States was Hillary Clinton (a woman). To refresh Biden’s memory, Hillary Clinton had also served as Secretary of State, the Senator from New York and had earned a law degree.
Coincidentally, the majority of law school students today are women.
By the way, the majority of regular college students are women. Who sits atop the education hierarchy in the United States today? U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos (a woman). When the President convenes senior staff meetings, Secretary DeVos is not alone. She is joined by her colleague Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao (a woman), the U.S. Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza (a woman), and Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway (a woman).
As a reminder, Kellyanne Conway also ran President Trump’s successful presidential campaign. Today, the person in charge of Joe Biden’s own campaign for President is Jennifer O’Malley Dillon. Guess what? She’s a woman.
Women have worked hard this past century to win the right to vote, to be educated, to establish themselves as essential in the workplace, assume leadership roles in corporate America and in the U.S. political system. Women have struggled, they have fought and they have overcome.
Women will keep working toward greater success and will keep bringing other women with them. Don’t overlook the achievements of women or ask them to play the victim. They are better than that.