Why N.O.W. are looking annoyed at Obama.
One thing about equality is it is a non-gender based word – well at least it is to me and most of the people I know. As I look at it in such a way I see not a man, not a woman, but the best person for the job – is that too hard?
Not only is it not a word with hanging bits or bits inside – it is a word that doesn’t have any colour – it has a meaning, and that meaning to me is that people, no matter what their gender, race or colour are in fact equals – not that this has always been the case.
So, why is the women’s group pissed at Barack Obama?
He didn’t pick enough women for his cabinet. I was slightly bemused at that one.
The reason for this un-unique bemusement is that women have said for so long, and rightly so, that women who are the best at the job go either un-noticed or just ignored because of their gender. This is the dysfunctionality of equal rights, not that it isn’t needed, it is – obviously, but if a person picks another person who they feel is the right person for the job – someone else is going to disagree, but based on what?
The only way one can chose someone else is on what you have in mind for the future and you pick the person who you feel will aide you to that goal. But from what I read N.O.W. are just simply disappointed because they backed Obama and, as far as I can tell,wanted some payback for it. But doesn’t that fly in the face of what Obama said during the campaign?
“When you are looking at a Cabinet and you have such a small number of women in the room when the big decisions are being made, there need to be a lot more women’s voices in this administration,” said Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women.
That’s because of Obama’s 20 announced Cabinet-level posts, five went to women: Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano as homeland security secretary, Sen. Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, Rep. Hilda Solis as labor secretary, Susan Rice as United Nations ambassador and Lisa Jackson as Environmental Protection Agency chief.
One fifth of the cabinet are women, some with the highest jobs in the land – so what more does Obama have to do? By the way, other have criticised Obama for not having enough Latino’s.