Jessica Chastain's Hillary Clinton Tweet Will Hit Home For All Women
Let's take a moment to forget about political parties and who you're voting for, because there is one 2016 election moment everyone should stand back and really look at without any kind of blinders. For the first time in history, a woman has a chance to become the next president of the United States. It only took 227 years for that to happen. To see a woman, regardless of who she is or her beliefs, accepting the nomination for POTUS is something that hits home for most women, including myself. It's sad that it's such a big deal, especially since it's something that shouldn't have taken so long to occur. But now that it's happening, it should most certainly be celebrated. There is one particular actor who is doing just that. Jessica Chastain tweeted about Hillary Clinton accepting the Democratic nomination for president and her tweet is a powerful one that speaks to women everywhere.
On Friday, the Crimson Peak star tweeted, "Waking this morning felt extra sweet. First time I understand what men have felt since the birth of this nation." If you're unclear what she means by that, Chastain clarified it for one of her follower's by tweeting, "[It's] the first time in my life that a candidate is running that understands what it is to be a woman in the US #glassceiling."
I couldn't have said it better myself. For the past 200 plus years, men have had the chance to vote for someone of their same gender to run the country. That feeling isn't something women have experienced until 2016, as Chastain has pointed out. To know that a woman could be in the Oval Office and dealing with women's issues that she understands, because she is a woman, should make all women feel wonderful. If you get chills just thinking about it, then you're not alone.
Like the Oscar-nominee declared, it is "extra sweet" to see a woman breaking the glass ceiling that unfortunately continues to exist not only in politics, but in all areas of life. As Clinton proved standing on the stage at the DNC, there doesn't need to be a ceiling for women and it is quickly being shattered.
As a 30-year-old woman, I never thought as a young girl that a woman could be president. Did I think (or should I say dream?) about it? Of course, I did, but it's something that was almost unimaginable. Little girls today are so lucky to be able to experience this moment and know that they, too, can one day become the next POTUS. Now, no one can tell them or a woman of any age that the hope of a female president isn't far-fetched, but a reality.
With that, I'll leave you with a quote from Clinton's DNC speech: "When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit."