Electoral College Gender Roles

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Two primary issues in American society today are the Electoral College and gender equality/gender roles. The Electoral College is an issue because it has become old-fashioned with the new pace and forward thinking of the 21st century. The Electoral College dates all the way back to the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The “winner-take-all” method is not efficient with the population of the present day United States. There are also two other sub-issues with the Electoral College. The first one is that elections, particularly presidential ones, have been forced into an unofficial two-party only system. These two parties are the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. This process frustrates many Americans into thinking that they have to choose the “lesser of two evils.” “Few …show more content…
However, because of the “winner-take-all” policy, running mate Hillary Clinton soon fell behind and President Trump was the victor. The 2016 election created a new fire around the Electoral College and it will be interesting to observe the future of the procedure. The next issue, gender equality/gender roles, is rooted deeper than a political issue like the Electoral College. Issues with gender roles spread over both political and social levels. The first and main sub-issue with gender equality/gender roles is what is known as the “wage gap.” The wage gap refers to the differences in salary between men and women in many professions. This inequality dates back to before the Equal Pay Act was signed in 1963. The gap more than likely stems from when most women, especially non-Caucasian women, were not even allowed to make a living for themselves. The wage gap differs in many places based off of elements such as location, age, and race. For example, the best earnings ratio (89%) exists in New York State. The average earnings for men are $53,124 and the average earnings for women are