According to the thesaurus, the opposite of “lady” is “man,” but he opposite of “man” is “woman.” If we call the President’s wife the “first lady” what will Bill Clinton’s title be if Hillary Clinton wins the election? Setting precedent as the first husband of a wife, Bill Clinton would likely receive the title of “First Gentlemen” within the White House. There have been suggestions of First Man, and jokes of First Dude, but Bill Clinton’s title as President Hillary’s husband would be First Gentleman.
If Hillary Clinton becomes President, Bill Clinton’s new title of First Gentlemen will be the first of it’s kind. Hillary would be making history, becoming the first female President of the United States – which many consider to be a historic feat. While other countries have had female President’s, the United States highest position has mostly been controlled by White Men. Until Barack Obama, there had been very little diversity in Presidential background makeup – but if Clinton wins in 2016, we will see successive breakthroughs with first African American and Women President’s.
Despite these recent breakthroughs, many Americans still feel like they only have a choice to vote for the lesser of two evils. Of course, Donald Trump does fit the traditional Presidential background of older white male, but Hillary Clinton is so closely tied to Bill that most voters don’t see her has being any different. If Bill Clinton becomes First Gentlemen, many think that his role will be much more significant than Hillary’s was as First Lady.
Experts that Bill Clinton won’t just be reversing roles with Hillary should she win the 2016 Presidential Election. While Hillary did play a significant role in the White House during her time as First Lady, the spotlight was still illuminating Bill. If Hillary is elected President, the spotlight may be shared between her and her husband, Bill Clinton – the First Gentlemen in the history of the United States.
While Hillary fights for equal wages for women, her Presidency could actually set the movement back if the media gives Bill too much attention. If the First Gentlemen role is perceived to be more powerful than the First Lady in the past, gender inequality questions could arise during Hillary’s first term as President.
There are still millions of people that plan on Voting Hillary for President in 2016, while she faces a difficult opponent in Donald Trump who continues to climb in the latest polls. We want to know who you are voting for President, and hope you will cast your ballot in our mock online poll today. Whether you want to see headlines that say “Trump Wins!” or are hoping to see the first female President, we encourage you to take part and share with friends online.