Hillary Clinton does not has done it! The idea of a woman leading the largest world power has not convinced the US voters who chose Donald Trump. The large Hillary profuse energy is not been enough in a grueling and tough election campaign, no holds barred, which has worn down both sides and some times the same Clinton’s health, which has tried to take advantage to put her out of action in advance.
As women of the CISL, we can only congratulate the new President of the White House. Certainly, without considering the merits of the ability of the two candidates, we would have preferred a woman President, finally a “woman subject” work with knowing how to do and knowing how to be typical of women. Her appointment would not remain enclosed in all-American contest “Democrats vs. Republicans”, but would have assumed a symbolic significance far and deep, as a watershed between tradition and change, but especially among imbalance and equality. it was a missed opportunity.
Women need strong symbols – as was our Tina Anselmi who knew how to look ahead with courage and firmness bringing Italy into the tracks of justice and moral rectitude – in order to pursue those goals of civilization and democracy that are recognized us verbally and on paper but often are not reflected in real life everyday, where there are still prejudices and stereotypes are difficult to scratch.
Hillary represented in this US election all women, those who have fought, those who continue to fight and those who endure in silence discrimination and violence at home, at work and in social life. Whatever happened, to us is the example of great determination to never let put you off, because when women want they can compete and the wind of change sooner or later begin to blow in the direction of equal opportunities. In politics as in other areas should be recognized the value of women, the other half of the sky without which there is no real development and real democracy.Men and women complement each other, are two sides of the same coin, not to acknowledge it means always start on the wrong foot and invalidate any growth process. In the US now it seems to have been a political earthquake, but the ability of women goes beyond, they know get up and rise from the rubble.