Girl Power – President of South Korea Park Geuh-hye
Ms. Park Geuh-hye is the first woman nominated as a presidential candidate for South Korea. Ms.Park, 60, is not a stranger to politics. Her mother was the first lady of South Korea when her father Park Chung-hee was president from 1961-1979.Losing both of her parents in politics did not scare her away. Her mother was killed in an assassination attempt meant for her father. Park Chung-hee was assassinated in 1979.
Throughout consistently trying to build a name for herself, Ms. Park still inevitably lives in her father’s shadow. Park Chung-hee was the ultimate conservative. During his rule as presidency he banished skirts and rock music. Now, is a completely different era. One would be crazy to do such a thing, especially when the internet has given citizens so much power and freedom. Ms. Park, different from her father realizes that. She is close with her younger voters and encourages that the financial and social gap between the rich and the poor of South Korea be closed.
Ms. Park stands for the people. She is fit to be president, nevertheless, as a woman there are many fears and stereotypes placed upon her. Is she strong enough? Is she too emotional? Remember when Hillary Clinton cried on television? Could Ms. Park be too in touch with her feminine side as well? Could she possess too much passion for her country?
The issue of someone being male or female is irrelevant, especially in a presidential election. Ms. Park is passionate enough and has the country in mind. She cares about the people and the future of the nation. It is time for a female to rule, first South Korea then the world! Hopefully, this will start an international chain reaction and women all over the world will be encouraged and reassured to follow their political dreams.