As this years’ Presidential election is coming to a quick close, many supporters and surrogates are coming out to convince and encourage undecided voters to sway their way. As we have talked about in class, October surprises have also been of a greater influence than we initially calculated with the new release of more emails and the FBI investigation. With these variable in mind, the media, and many famous and influential women have spoken out about their candidate of choice.
Recently, we have seen many videos of celebrities coming together to further in Hilary’s aid. Some of these celebrities include Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus. In fact, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus were both filmed going into places such as college campuses supporting young millennials to get out and vote for Hilary. We even saw Katy Perry using the phrase, “nasty woman,” the unfortunate rhetoric Trump used in the last debate, to her advantage my putting it on her t-shirt.
Another extremely influential group of women that have come out and endorsed Hilary was the Kardashians. Even with the amount of controversy that follows this household name around, this support has most likely played somewhat of an influential role in swaying young millennials that religiously partake in their shows and smart phone apps.
The support of the female vote will be the deciding factor in this election. Although the more unpredictable vote will be that of the more conservative female, women have overall played a huge role in garnering support for Hilary.
And although we have already concluded that celebrities have traditionally tended to support the Democratic party, the importance of the famous female vote is more important than ever. With the introduction of smart phone apps and social media, women are far more influential than ever in getting their thoughts out to the public and their fans. Along with this idea, the women’s rights movement has reached a new peak and has almost become a trend.
So, with all of this being said, no matter the outcome of this election, I think it is safe to say that the 2016 election has proven to be the most female-influenced election the United States has ever had. This is a very exciting idea and notion, seeing how far we have come as a country. However, it will prove to be extremely interesting to see how this trend will influence future elections. Will future female candidates automatically get the female vote due to recent conflicts raised around Planned Parenthood? Or will women once again pull towards a more traditional male centered election? Only time will tell.