1869 to Now: How Kamala Harris Might Change the Perspective

1869 to Now: How Kamala Harris Might Change the Perspective

Avery Kuligowski, Staff Writer

Since the beginning of time, women have been perceived as weak or less than men. In I869, women were fighting for the right to vote. In the 1960s, women were fighting for the right to be employed. In 2020, women are fighting for the right to have equal pay. Time and time again, history has shown women being offered fewer opportunities and being looked down upon. Strong activists including Susan B. Anthony, Malala Yousafazia, Betty Friedman, and now, Kamala Harris are changing the world one step at a time. 

In January 2021, Kamala Harris, a former senator from California will be sworn into office as vice president of the United States. She is not only going to be the first woman vice president of the United States but the first female African American and South Asian American vice president. She is breaking boundaries and setting an example for future female leaders all around the world. Jessica Splain, a social science teacher at CLC, said, “I hope that this has the effect of increasing the number of women in positions of power and normalizing it. This will have a positive impact on women’s issues, the role of women, and our country’s level of development.”

Harris’ new position is not only a huge step in the right direction facing female empowerment but “it will help ensure that women’s issues are addressed at the highest levels of government” says Splain. A woman in office leads to new resolutions for the issues of female rights and progress for females in general. 

Kamala Harris is a part of the Democratic party and stands for issues such as acting on climate change, the “College for All” act, and government-run healthcare. She is fighting for issues that she believes in and in doing so, she empowers the next generation of females to fight for their beliefs as well. 

Women’s rights over the years have been in turmoil and having a woman to represent the United States will continue to inspire young females across the United States. Could this be enough of a change to finally overcome the discrimination of women?