Yesterday was a pretty monumental day in American politics. Hilary Clinton claimed the Democratic presidential nomination after decisive victories in the California, New Jersey and New Mexico primaries.
As Vox writes:
America has hosted 56 presidential elections — 33 of them before women received the right to vote. Exactly zero of those elections featured a female nominee from one of the two major political parties.
Until Hillary Clinton.
There is something about Clinton that makes it hard to appreciate the magnitude of her achievement. Or perhaps there is something about us that makes it hard to appreciate the magnitude of her achievement.
Perhaps, in ways we still do not fully appreciate, the reason no one has ever broken the glass ceiling in American politics is because it’s really fucking hard to break. Before Clinton, no one even came close.
Whether you like Clinton or hate her — and plenty of Americans hate her — it’s time to admit that the reason Clinton was the one to break it is because Clinton is actually really good at politics.
I’m stoked that a woman has finally broken through that ceiling. I might not be a huge Hilary fan, but I’m awed by what she has achieved. I’m also terrified by the prospect of Donald Trump being the next President of the United States. Absolutely terrified. So if I had to choose between Hilary and Donald, I’d choose Hilary.
Donald Trump as President feels about as doomsday as the moment I first watched footage of a plane hitting the World Trade Center and thought “The world is going to end.”
It. Just. Can’t. Be. Happening.
It was interesting to scroll through my Instagram feed yesterday and see how politically active the stars have been. While there were still the regular bikini-by-the-pool shots, many were sharing photographs of themselves after they voted.
America really needs to institute compulsory voting. Otherwise the lunatics get to choose who runs the asylum.
So I reckon getting celebs to make voting sexier is a good thing.
Here are some of their selfies: