The 2016 presidential election is right around the corner, and it's sure to be one for the history books. The first woman to ever win a major political party nomination is now fighting for her spot in the White House. More important than ever is the vote of the American woman. We have in our hands the power to finally elect a female president. But why should we let Hillary play the female card, right? There's another candidate that can well represent the female vote.
Here are the reasons why you, as a woman, should vote for Donald Trump:
1. Donald Trump cares deeply about women's rights.
All of Trump's positions on women's rights can be found on his website.
Oh wait, that can't be right. The only things listed on his index of political positions are about his wall plan and a complaint about the Affordable Care Act.
I'm sure his campaign must have forgotten about his position on women's rights. Luckily for us, he's spoken out on women's issues numerous times, so we know the facts.
2. He takes a firm stance on abortion.
You know a politician truly cares about women's reproductive health when he takes a pro-choice stand, knowing he will face adversity from the Republican party because of it.
In fact, in April of 1989, Donald Trump even hosted a pro-choice fundraiser at his hotel.
Trump announced his pro-choice stance yet again in October of 1999. He announced himself to be "very pro-choice", although he admitted to "hating" the procedure.
In May of 2011, Trump decided to make the switch to being pro-life, something that he said was "non-negotiable." That's interesting because just a decade earlier, his stance seemed pretty flexible.
Flash forward to March of 2016, during a taping of MSNBC's Town Hall, where Trump stated that there should be "some sort of punishment" for women who have abortions.
He finally came forward with the statement, "I am pro-life with exceptions." Well if that doesn't constitute a firm stance, I don't know what does.
3. He is also addressing paid maternal leave.
The generous Donald Trump is currently discussing paid family leave with his corporate team, despite its implications. He admitted he was wary of the effects it may have on business.
In an interview with NBC News in 2004, he said, pregnancy is “a wonderful thing for the woman, it’s a wonderful thing for the husband, it’s certainly an inconvenience for a business. And whether people want to say that or not, the fact is it is an inconvenience for a person that is running a business.”
So as Donald points out: unless you want to be an inconvenience to your employer, you probably should just wait on having a child if you want to spend any time with them. It's just simply too much to ask to be paid for time off after you bring a human into this world.
4. Additionally, he believes in equal pay.
Mr. Trump supports equal pay so strongly that he is even skeptical of a wage gap in the first place. He did admit that if women “do the same job, they should get the same pay.” Shortly afterward, Trump noted that equality would be difficult to implement.
So why bother, right? If you're a woman who is getting paid less than your male counterparts, you're just obviously not doing something right. As the man himself said, “You’re gonna make the same if you do as good a job."
5. Donald Trump just loves women.
How can I possibly illustrate the love Donald Trump has for women?
Maybe it can be shown in the fact that he called a woman "disgusting" when she asked for a court break to pump breast milk to feed her baby daughter.
Or perhaps it's evident in the way he told the American public that Carly Fiorina could never be president because of the way she looked. "Look at that face," he said. "Would anyone vote for that?"
Of course, we can't forget the times he called Fox News Presenter Megyn Kelly a "bimbo" and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado "Miss Piggy."
Honestly, Mr. Trump said all that women need to know about his position on women's rights when he said, "I cherish women. I want to help women." What better way to build women up than by insulting them and denying their basic human rights?
Although this basis article was satirical, the facts remain true as ever. These quotes are actual statements that came out of the mouth of Donald Trump. This man is running for president, and if he is elected, life as we know it will change for women.
His blatant sexism and misogyny will prevail and the social progress we have made for women's rights will be sent back decades.
It is our job as women to make sure that this man is not elected. Many will vote for him on the basis that he is "not Hillary." If you're dead set against Hillary, there are two other nominees this election, Jill Stein, and Gary Johnson, whom I have linked to their respective positions on various issues.
Now let's get out there and fight for women's rights.