Glass ceiling

A glass ceiling is a metaphor used to represent an invisible barrier that limit women’s job advancement. It is imperative to know this term beforehand to find out why Democrat Hillary Clinton ended the election campaign at the Jacob K. Jarvits Convention Center. A building located on the west side of Manhattan with an area of 62,700m2, and characterized by being built entirely of glass.

The election of this headquarters emphasized a vast difference between the staging of the democrats and the republicans. While the former were monumental, the latter, sober, too sober. We can’t verify whether Clinton’s victorious speech resembled the chosen context, but Trump spoke in parallel –this was highlighted by the media: “Trump strikes conciliatory tone in victory speech”– and everything indicates that Clinton would have reacted in the same way.

Because that night, the only ones who could make history, besides increasing the enormous list of presidents, were the Democrats, and for this reason they gathered the devout public in a building representative of a plastic motive that they wanted to transgress. But Trump won and both Obama and Clinton spoke about it by underscoring their frustrated goal:

“And to all the women, and especially the young women, who put their faith in this campaign and in me, I want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion. Now, I know, I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling but someday, someone will and hopefully sooner than we think right now. And to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable, and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.” (Hillary Clinton Concession Speech)


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