5 Reasons Women Don't Belong In Politics

5 Reasons Women Don't Belong In Politics

This is why we need men to lead us.
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The political representation in our country is primarily made up of white males. This has historically always been the case, but in recent years, we have been moving towards a more equal representation. This change is occurring very, very slowly, but is happening nonetheless. We are seeing more female members of Congress and have had several female Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates. So even though it seems like we're moving towards more representational leadership for both genders, and hopefully better leadership for our country, I have to ask the question. Are we?

We’ve all heard at one point or another that women don’t belong in politics. And before you scream sexist, hear me out. There are a number of reasons women don’t belong in the political sphere, but I’m just going to list some of the most common ones.

These are the five biggest reasons that women simply don't belong in politics.

1) WOMEN ARE TOO EMOTIONAL

Women are simply too emotional to be involved in politics. They let their personal opinions and feelings get in the way of decisions.


This is the type of calm, level-headed leadership we need. This is the type of person that can hold their own in a diplomatic setting, someone who can understand nuance and subtlety without overreacting.

2) WOMEN ARE IRRATIONAL

Let's be honest. Women just don’t have the same ability to think logically and rationally as men do. All those hormones get in the way and make them hysterical.


This is the type of brilliant thinking we need to really make this country great again. Who else can state the obvious? Who else diverts attention from actually relevant matters the same way? Who else can tell people what shouldn't have to be said at all? This is why we need men to lead us.

3) WOMEN HAVE TOO MANY MOOD SWINGS

Why have a steady stance on issues when you could waver back and forth in indecision, the same way a small child hesitates when asked if they want ice cream or candy? We need more of this in America. More double-standards and hypocrisy. That is the way to make us great again.

4) WOMEN TAKE EVERYTHING PERSONALLY

Women cannot take criticism. They perceive all negative comments and constructive feedback as a personal attack.


What we really need are men who get so offended over the slightest personal attack that they immediately retaliate. Does that sound like a woman to you? Of course not. Everyone knows women are meek and mild and nurturing. That's not what politics needs. What our country needs in politics is more men who exhibit the incredible strength of character that is necessary to defend the size of our...fingers.

5) WOMEN ARE NOT TOUGH ENOUGH

Women are easily offended and hurt. They are simply too sensitive to be involved in the cutthroat world of politics.



Women are just not as tough as men. What woman is tough enough to stoop to misogynistic comments about their political opponents, or insinuate that they don't belong because they're female? What female has the audacity and bravery to sue a corporation for backing out of a beauty pageant? This, this is the type of fearless leadership our country needs. We need a leader who is capable not only of threatening to sue anyone who crosses them, but also not following through on it when defeat is inevitable. This is what we need to make our country great again.

**Oops. Did I say women don't belong in politics? I meant Donald Trump.

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.
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Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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A Florida House Committee Is Undermining Your Vote On Amendment 4

Before felons can regain their right to vote, they must pay court fines, fees, and take care of any other "financial obligations." Essentially, this is a poll tax.

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Amendment 4, also known as the Voting Rights Restoration for Felons Initiative, was added to the Constitution of Florida after being passed this last midterm election on November 6, 2018.

Amendment 4 restored the voting rights of Floridians with prior felony convictions after all terms of their sentence have been met, including parole and probation. This amendment only applies to felons who have not been convicted of murder or sexual offenses.

On January 8, 2019, an estimated 1.4 million ex-felons regained their right to vote. This is monumental. Prior to this amendment, Florida was one of four states that used felony disenfranchisement. Amendment 4 gives voice, and rightfully so, to felons who have served their time. Amendment 4 is also putting to rest, finally, years and years of disenfranchisement and suppression.

Now, only two months after its passage, the House Criminal Justice Committee is trying to water down this piece of legislation. This is a direct violation of the will of the 64% of Floridians who voted for the legislation as is. This amendment was not to be "clarified," as Governor DeSantis put it, but rather to be self-implementing.

However, the House Criminal Justice Committee proposed a bill that would tack on some extra qualifiers in order for felons to be enfranchised. The bill will require court fines, fees, and other "financial obligations" (in addition to fees administered in a judge's sentence) to be paid in full before a felon's voting rights are restored. This seems awfully similar to a poll tax to me. Obviously, this is going to affect people without a lot of resources rather than white-collar criminals who can afford a $500,000 bond.

This new qualifier will prevent felons from voting based on the money that can be coughed up as if they don't have to worry about their finances long after they leave prison.

Some may argue that these felons shouldn't have committed a crime in the first place. However, I would argue that holding a felon's vote hostage on the basis of money is unconstitutional.

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