Sunday 4 December 2016

God help us all if Hillary Clinton doesn't triumph over Trump

Published 04/06/2016 | 02:30

Clinton represents the female majority, which has long been marginalised (Picture: Getty Images)
Clinton represents the female majority, which has long been marginalised (Picture: Getty Images)

As a man, I have felt for a long time that the under-representation of the majority of the population, women, in the decision-making forums of what are supposed to be representative democracies is one of the major faults of democratic rule worldwide. I think that marginalising the talents, perspectives and interests of such an important and vital majority is not in anyone's interest.

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I am, therefore, totally at a loss when I see Hillary Clinton described in what is supposed to be rational political discourse as a "dinosaur", "tarnished", "crooked" and a "feminist Nazi" - and these descriptions are unchallenged.

I cannot understand why her second attempt to be the first woman to become the most powerful politician in the world is meeting with so much opposition, especially from women.

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