The Battle Biased Against Women

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The Battle Biased Against Women
In American history, the battle between Congress and the president has never stopped for even one second. The check and balance system guarantees both Congress and the president can oversee each other`s powers and veto its opponent`s decisions. Especially when the ideas come from female, Congress is always hard to be persuaded on these opinions. In the very beginning, there was no business related to women in this inherent war because those sexist founding fathers did not give voting right to female voters. After ladies got right to vote from the Amendment XIX of the Constitution, American women thought that they finally have same discourse power equal to men. However, actually, even in today, it is harder for any female candidate to compete for power than a male candidate. It is because that the whole government system, which includes legislative, executive, and judicial, is biased against women. And people can easily find the evidence from Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and Elena Kagan`s experience and encounters.
Congress had defeated Hillary Clinton`s healthcare bill when she was still First Lady. This tarnished her reputation considerably, and was looked upon as a rebuke from Congress. The 1993 reform of health care was considered a bill would be submitted by Congress by most citizens. However, after an over one year debate, neither the Senate nor the House wanted to enact First Lady`s proposal into the law. Republican senators Bob Dole and Phil Gramm smeared Ms. Clinton with many sexist words. Congress made all the effort made by Hillary Clinton meaningless (Marafiote 1). By contrast with Obama, who also struggled to reform the health care, though there was also a long debate among those congressmen, the Obamacare finally got approved by both of the Senate and the House. What if the 1993 health care plan were claimed by…...

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