A woman’s victory is women’s victory just as a woman’s loss is women’s loss. Now, I am not saying males don’t deserve to be leaders or females should blindly vote only for their gender. I am saying that as long as females pick each other apart, and resent a colleague's advancement, we as a gender will never reach our full potential. Instead, we will be holding each other back.

Two years ago I wrote these words for a column in my high school newspaper about student government elections. As I reflected on Tuesday's election results, I couldn't help but think about my article and the pathetic similarity this election has had to a high school popularity contest. In both, the crude, class clown wins over the high qualified, yet "not likable enough" overachiever. By choosing Trump, we as a nation have decided to hold back not only women but various populations from the equality they had started to achieve.


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