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Women and the Exercise of Political Power

EnGenerada asks [es] its readers if they have what they need to exercise political power.

Every day, we read, hear, and speak the phrase: “Politics is the tool for society's transformation”. As we mature our thinking, we look into some certainties of our context, those pre-concepts that we have incorporated for generations. At that moment, the possibility of doubt arises and we ask ourselves: Is politics a tool of transformation? It power necessary to exercise politics? What is politics ultimately? Finally, we can also ask ourselves and have the following doubt:Does gender equality exist in politics? Why?

After stating that it is better to speak of cultural and social construction as opposed to gender identities, they conclude:

Bit by bit, collectively and collaboratively, it is possible to weave a web of possibilities that allows more fair, equal relationships, to put aside pre-conceived ideas like “in politics, they are always the same“; or “power always corrupts” in order to begin thinking that people that exercise political power can change, but that if the mechanics and the ways of exercising political power do not change, it is unlikely that our reality will.

The outlined post participated first in the first [es] #LunesDeBlogsGV [Monday of blogs on GV] on May 5, 2014. 

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