This is a copy of a short article that I wrote on my private Facebook account and will share with you.
With the conclusion of the Republican Debate, I must take a moment to discuss Carly Fiorina's decision to quote Margaret Thatcher tonight in (what I believe to be) an inappropriate circumstance.
Margaret Thatcher is an inspirational woman and leader in many ways; however one of her most famous and popularly spread quotes was restated tonight by a Republican party candidate in a way that made her actually appear to be a sexist.
When stating her strategy to address ISIS, she began with the quote... "If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman." Is this not another immature blow under the bealt not only to prior speakers Marco Rubio and John Kasich, all other republican party candidates, and the entire male population?
I understand how this quotation may have validity to outline a specifically referred to situation. Yet, tonight's use of such a reference was in broad context and produces a sweeping and seemingly sexist generalization. I personally found it difficult to respect or even listen to the rest of her statement post these words, even though I respect many aspects of Carly Fiorina's personal political agenda. Carly Fiorina and Hillary Clinton both embody positive attributes that positively influence and affect the young women and girls of our nation ....
However, I must state that the ability to say, do, accomplish, or achieve anything has nothing to do with one's sex. As a member of the female community and supporter of femal empowerment, I would like to apologize for the widesweeping, demeaning, and unnecessary statement that categorized men as a group of individuals that can not create action.
Women empowerment does NOT mean the demeaning of the male population.
Overview of Debate Transcript: here
"I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job."
- Margaret Thatcher
Photo from Huffington Post.
"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."
- Margaret Thatcher