Ghanaian freelance investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni has sent a piece of advice to women in Ghana and beyond that the push for equality is not a competition but a partnership.
Using vice president elect of the United States of America, Senator Kamala Harris, Manasseh said she didn’t insult her way to where she is now, unlike how some self-acclaimed feminist in Ghana have taken to insults and attacks in their cause to see women climb the societal ladder to the top.
Taking to social media, the former Joy News journalist said the best way to ensure women are equally represented at the top is to partner with men and not see them as competitors.
“Kamala Harris didn’t insult her way to the top. She partnered a man to the top. We’re partners, not competitors.” he wrote
ABOUT KAMALA HARRIS, US VICE PRESIDENT ELECT (Source: Wikipedia)
Born in Oakland, California, Harris graduated from Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, before being recruited to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and later the City Attorney of San Francisco’s office. In 2003, she was elected district attorney of San Francisco. She was elected Attorney General of California in 2010 and re-elected in 2014.
Harris defeated Loretta Sanchez in the 2016 Senate election to become the second African American woman and the first South Asian American to serve in the United States Senate. As a senator, she has advocated for healthcare reform, federal descheduling of cannabis, a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, the DREAM Act, a ban on assault weapons, and progressive tax reform. She gained a national profile for her pointed questioning of Trump administration officials during Senate hearings, including Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault.
Harris ran for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination and attracted national attention before ending her campaign on December 3, 2019. She was announced as Biden’s running mate on August 11, 2020. On November 7, 2020, the race was called in favor of the Biden-Harris ticket. She will be the second vice president of significant non-European ancestry, following Charles Curtis, who served from 1929 to 1933 alongside President Herbert Hoover. Harris will also be the first African American, the first Asian American, and the first female vice president in U.S. history, and thus, the highest-ranking female elected official in United States history.