Gaps in Politics Are Still a Long Way

That nation it calls the most democratic in the world has hinted that overcoming the gender gap has not been a priority.

The Woman Post | Jorge Francisco Vuelvas Lomeli

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In addition, I am not just talking about fighting for their rights, but also about giving them representation in the political arena and in government positions.

Two elements in 2020 can be interpreted as positive steps towards a female presence in the United States: the election of the first vice president of that country and the presence of 25% of women in the United States Congress.

However, it is insufficient for the nation that sets the democratic example, because, in comparison, some parliaments in Latin America show greater benefits for women in politics.

In this scenario, the political operator of the Democratic Party of the United States (Stephanie Schriock) is correct in stating that for women in leadership positions, breaking unwritten rules is part of the process.

In addition, it is necessary to clarify, it is not about electoral laws, but about the patriarchal idiosyncrasy that floods the political environment in that nation, and most likely in our entire region.

It cannot be denied that we are on the right track, but we need more women in power.

Many of the men who read this article ask me why they are necessary. Plus, Harvard Business Review gives the answer; where it is stated, "having women on the board means better acquisition and investment decisions and less aggressive risk-taking."

One theory is that women can resist overconfidence from male CEOs, although there can be many explanations. Women in elected office have made an equally important difference. Professional women seeking to change the world have done many things.

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Yet America's elected leaders have always been men. Therefore, when many Americans imagine a president, senator, CEO, leader, they will see a man. To change this, we need to change the rules. As Stacey Abrams once noted, gaining power is the perfect opportunity to be the "last" woman to confront politics, racism, or sexist nonsense.

We must refer to the evidence; the Nordic countries have taken an important step to improve the conditions of equality for women, and this was only achieved thanks to their presence in popularly elected positions.

That's what it's all about, breaking paradigms, betting on the presence of women; and as men entering the public sector, we must have an open mind to accept these changes that are necessary for our societies. This will be difficult, but it will certainly be necessary.

In such a turbulent electoral year, many women will come to power. They should be worthy of admiration, because these female characters will have to figure out how to do something great, without often having a figure to draw inspiration from, since traditionally positions of power were only for men.

They will have to break the paradigm and make people see that women in power are fully capable of solving the problems of the contemporary world. They must also show voters why it is important to break tradition and add new voices.

In Latin America, Mexico is an example to follow, since the term gender parity will allow the Congress of the Union to have more than 50% female representation.

Likewise, state governments will have at least 50% women candidates for a popularly elected position and this element will be transmitted to the elections of all local authorities in all corners of the country.

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