Women beat­ing Trump

Business Day - - OPINION -

The most im­por­tant un­in­tended con­se­quence of Don­ald Trump’s di­vi­sive pres­i­dency of the US is the rise of women of all cul­tural and re­li­gious back­grounds.

How in­spir­ing to see two na­tive Amer­i­cans and a Mus­lim woman en­ter­ing pol­i­tics at the high­est level, fly­ing in the face of Trump’s di­vi­sive rhetoric. I have al­ways be­lieved the world needs more women in pol­i­tics: com­pro­mise and care are em­bed­ded in their DNA.

An­other un­in­tended con­se­quence is that the Democrats have now been con­firmed as the rain­bow party rep­re­sent­ing the di­ver­sity of the Amer­i­can na­tion — the Repub­li­cans pale in com­par­i­son.

The one in­creas­ingly rep­re­sents the fu­ture and the other the past. This is a pos­i­tive mes­sage for the whole world, es­pe­cially for di­verse na­tions such as ours.

Dawie Jacobs Ster­rewag

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