Spotlight On: Kamala Harris

Spotlight On: Kamala Harris

Getting to know the Senator from California
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The field for potential 2020 presidential candidates is scarce for the Democratic party. I wanted to take a few articles and introduce some of the lesser known democratic politicians that I think are on their way to political stardom. Some you may agree with, and some you may not. This is my opinion on who I think should run in 2020 in order to take our country back from the person and party who is currently in control. I wanted to start with the Senator from California, Kamala Harris.

Senator Harris was born in Oakland, California in 1964. She is the daughter of an Indian mother and an African-American father. Even though her family moved to Canada when she was young, she came back to the U.S. and graduated from Howard University. She then returned home to California and got her law degree from University of California, Hastings College of Law. In 1990, she served as the deputy District Attorney for Alameda County. Harris says she sought a career in law enforcement because she wanted to be "at the table where decisions are made." In 1998, she became the managing attorney of the Career Criminal Unit for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. She was later recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the top 100 lawyers in California. In 2003, she defeated the two-term incumbent to become the District Attorney of the city and county of San Francisco. While she was DA, the felony conviction rate rose from 52% to 67% in the span of three years. There was also an 85% conviction rate among homicides. She created a special Hate Crimes Unit that focused on LGBT kids and teens. She supported gay marriage in California and opposed Proposition 22 and the infamous Proposition 8. In 2010, she was elected as the first African-American and the first woman to serve as Attorney General of California.

When Harris was elected to the Senate just over ten months ago, she became the Second African-American woman and the first Indian-American to serve. She is pro-choice and has received a 100% rating from the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League. When she was DA in San Francisco she created the Environmental Justice Unit and prosecuted several industries and individuals for pollution, most notably U-Haul, Alameda Publishing Corporation, and the Cosco Busan oil spill. She prosecuted many financial crimes, particularly affecting the elderly and identity theft. She believes in getting guns off the streets. Harris supported DACA and voted against the confirmation of now Chief of Staff John Kelly because he would definitively answer if he would protect these young people’s information from ICE. Just recently she was the first senator to co-sponsor Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare-for-all” bill.

Senator Harris is an up and coming democratic leader and potential presidential candidate. Probably a winning presidential candidate. She currently serves on four major committees in the Senate, Homeland Security, Intelligence, environmental, and the Budget committees. She became a feminist hero when she was hearing testimony from Jeff Sessions about the firing of James Comey. Some Trump supporters in the media called her “hysterical.” We’ve all heard that before, am I right, ladies?

Kamala Harris has stated that she doesn’t plan on running in 2020, but I am not giving my hopes up yet. We need someone like her to help take out Trump and his cronies. She has the experience and the tenacity to run and I can’t wait to see what awaits for her in the future.

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I'm An 18-Year-Old Female And I Will Never Be A Feminist

Honestly, I'd rather be caught dead than caught calling myself a modern-day feminist.
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"A man told me to have a good day... I'm triggered." How ludicrous does that sound? Tune in because that is the extent of modern day feminism.

Sure, I think boys are stupid and that I'm probably better than 90% of the male population, but that doesn't make me a modern-day feminist. Now I believe that woman should stand up for themselves, and Golding's quote: "I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been," is by far one of my favorite quotes... but modern day feminism is not something I want to be associated with.

I'm all for "anything you can do I can do better," and "We can do it!" but realistically speaking in some situations, that isn't feasible. As an 18-year-old woman who works out regularly, and is stronger than the average female, I couldn't carry a 190-pound man back to a safe zone after he was shot on the front line of a war even if I tried. It is not anatomically possible for a grown woman to be as strong as a fully developed male.

Reality check: Men and women are not equal.

They are not physically equal, they are not mentally equal. Modern-day feminism is equality between the two genders, but corrupt and on steroids. I support what feminism used to be. I support women who work hard and have goals and ambition... not girls who hate men and stomp around with no shirts on to piss off the public. Feminism has developed into a polluted teaching that young men and women are plunging into.

We are built dissimilarly.

The human brain is literally an organ that is sex oriented. There is a cognitive difference, that singlehandedly destroys gender equality.

I will not spend my time running a revolution against anyone who likes Donald Trump. I am not going to binge watch Trump's twitter in an effort to start some leftist gob of drama. I refuse to be part of this head hunt to attack all Republicans on the newest Instagram post made about how feminism is stupid. I do not hate men, and society would crash and burn without the successful men and women who work together to create what we call the United States of America.

Why, you ask? Why are the 15-25 year olds of our society clinging to feminism? They are hopping on the rapidly growing bandwagon where all the hipsters, feminists and Trump haters reside. It's "cool" to hate Donald Trump. Twitter is a world of liberalism, hatred and fake love towards all. Social media is where this generation is living — and modern-day feminism brews there.

We need to keep separation in the household within roles.

We must raise our children to do what they are best at rather than trying to do something they are incapable of just to prove an irrelevant point.

Women must stand up for what they believe in and be strong in their shoes, while not getting so caught up in what your modern day feminist says she thinks is right.

We cannot let this briskly changing society sway us away from what is going to keep the world working precisely.

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Christian Women And Modern Feminism Cannot Coexist

Women who hold the truths of the Bible cannot also hold the ideas of modern feminism.

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Feminism, as it is defined, is the "advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes," according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. This is NOT where the problem lies.

Eve was made from the rib of Adam, not from the foot to be below him, or the head to be above him, but the rib to stand beside him. The problem does not stand with the ideology that women and men are equal as humans, as this is a Biblical truth.

The problem lies within what feminism has become.

For Christian women, our calling is outlined directly in Titus 2. It states, "(women) are to love their husbands and children, be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands."

This seems to fly directly in the face of modern feminism, doesn't it? Working at home?! How dare you say that! Notably, this verse never says women cannot have a career outside of the home; it simply says that the home is a priority when a woman has a husband and children.

Submissive to their husbands?! That sounds like slavery!

The church is to submit to Christ's word and will, and the husband is to be the spiritual leader of his home. Similarly, the wife is ideally like the church in which she allows her husband to lead the family. It never says that a woman is a servant and can be abused by her husband.

Modern feminism teaches that women are not just similar to men, but that they should be better.

They constantly focus on what they can do that men can't, and what they can do better than men. Why is this a problem for Christian women? Men and women are meant to complement each other in their personalities and physicalities, they are not meant to try and outdo each other.

God made both man and woman to bind together and live life together, as humans are made for companionship. Modern feminism also teaches that you have every right to abort a child within you, even if it's a result of your own irresponsibilities.

Jeremiah 1:5 states, "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart..." As a Christian woman, how could you support an ideology that completely disregards the sanctity of human life?

Modern feminism attacks the core of Christian womanhood and effectively destroys the special qualities of women created by God.

We are made differently than men and that is OK. If you are a Christian woman, and you hold the truths of the Bible as law in your heart, there is absolutely no logical way that modern feminist ideologies can coexist.

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