When I was in elementary school, I wanted to become the first female president. It seemed like I was making good progress in sixth grade when I was elected first female president of my school’s student council.
However, today I’ve come to (happily) accept that my elementary school dream will very likely not come true. That is because I am confident that on November 8, 2016 Hillary Clinton will be elected the 45th President of the United States.
You might be thinking that it seems strange for an athletic apparel company to take sides in a presidential election. However, feminism is central to everything that Epidemia Designs does and hopes to do, and I truly believe that this election will be a tipping point in the way women’s rights are addressed in this country.
For that reason, and without any hesitation, Epidemia Designs endorses Hillary Clinton for President. Secretary Clinton has made the fight for women’s rights in the work place, at home, and in society a primary focus of her long and incredibly productive political career.
A feminist icon herself, Secretary Clinton co-sponsored the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act as a senator, has diligently worked to provide better family and medical leave options for women in the workforce, and has spoken out in support of the need for more women in STEM fields. As a woman who has worked her way through ceaseless scrutiny to reach the very top of her field, Hillary Clinton understands the importance of advocating for women’s rights and has experienced, first hand, the many obstacles and criticisms women face when they strive for greatness in the workplace.
Secretary Clinton is intelligent, driven, passionate, not to mention the most experienced presidential candidate we’ve seen in our lifetime. Her election this November will ring in a new era of progress for women in America and will, at long last, shatter the glass ceiling that she, and other incredible feminists like her, have been chipping away at for so long.
She’s got heart, she’s got brains, she’s got nerve, and I know she’s got what it takes to make this country stronger and more equitable than it’s ever been before.