I think we all know what's at stake these next few days.
I wanted to jokingly say something dumb about The Bachelorette just now, but I don't watch that show and don't even know if it's currently on the air, so let me cut to the chase. By this time next week, we will have a new President of the United States. Which is terrifying to think about, because whoever gets the status of POTUS, also inherits the Twitter handle, and I don't know about you, but I'd be perfectly happy to never hear from a certain presidential candidate on Twitter ever again.
But let me not be coy about this, because I'm for Hillary Clinton, and I want to take a minute to appreciate her—not as a presidential candidate, but as a woman. In every presidential election there will always be accusations, conspiracy theories, and propaganda thrown against the contenders, but I don't think anyone can legitimately take away what Hillary Clinton has accomplished. First, let me clarify that I don't agree with her 100%. I'm not sure if I even agree with her seventy-five, or fifty percent. She's not perfect in the least. She's messed up pretty significantly. She doesn't come off as the easiest person to warm up to; but then again, one can only imagine why that is. I don't suppose thirty years in American politics as a woman transforms one into a sugarcoated teddy bear. Can we take a minute to consider what it must have been like then? What it must be like now? Can any of us imagine the pressure? And after we have, can we take a minute to appreciate that HRC is what grace looks like under it?
In high school, I nearly failed a public speaking course because I wouldn't stop staring at the ceiling while trying to explain how to make cookies that required only three ingredients. Three. In a class of twenty students. Because I couldn't handle looking at their faces. Because I was afraid to catch them making fun of my three-ingredient cookies. I'm sure we've gone over this before, but people fear public speaking more than death. And yet we want to rag on a woman who not only has to publicly speak every day in front of thousands, if not millions, of people who will find every reason under the sun to crucify her, but also has to enact controversial policy, deal with crises, meet with world leaders, smile while she's doing it, AND be female? In a country that is notoriously sexist?
WOMAN, COME ON.
H&M peplum blazer; Forever 21 skirt; Zara velvet booties; Banana Republic curb necklace; Nasty Gal ID necklace.