Women politicians face prejudice. And nothing has been different with young women politicians
Young women politicians who run for political office break traditional expectations and are frequently viewed as intrusive. Women politicians are questioned, labeled, and singled out, sometimes by their political rivals but also by the media, their neighbourhoods, or their families. As a result of the strong power conflicts that take place in settings like parliament, societal disparities based on age and gender are frequently accentuated.
Politicians utilise prejudice based on these issues as a tool to exclude, accuse, and patronise one another. A sense of shared experience, which is the antithesis of prejudice, can serve as a remedy. Here are the top ten young women in politics who have faced discrimination.
1. Sanna Marin
The 34-year-old became both the youngest female state leader in the world and the youngest prime minister in Finnish history. She will have a difficult time persuading the rest of her nation of that, though. According to recent polls, the Social Democrats are losing ground to the Finns, a nationalist-populist party that opposes immigration and has criticized the cost of the government’s climate change and education policies.
2. Angie Craig
Angela Dawn Craig, an American politician, former businesswoman, and retired journalist was born on February 14, 1972. She has represented Minnesota’s 2nd congressional district as a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) since 2019. The district contains some remote rural areas as well as the majority of the Twin Cities’ southern suburbs. Craig is the first lesbian mother and the first openly LGBT+ member of Congress from Minnesota.
3. Kim Schrier
Since 2019, Kimberly Merle Schrier, a former doctor, and current politician, has represented Washington’s 8th congressional district in the United States. She was born on August 23, 1968. Democratic Party is what she belongs to. Together with her dissatisfaction with the outcomes of the 2016 elections, Schrier decided to enter politics in 2017 after becoming upset with how Congressman Dave Reichert handled the efforts to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
4. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez
AOC stands for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a politician and activist from the United States who was born on October 13, 1989. As a member of the Democratic Party, she has represented New York’s 14th congressional district in Washington since 2019. The district encompasses Rikers Island in New York City, the eastern Bronx, and parts of north-central Queens.
5. Debbie Jessika Mucarsel-Powell
Born on January 18, 1971, Debbie Jessika Mucarsel-Powell is an American politician and academic leader who was elected to represent Florida’s 26th congressional district from 2019 to 2021. She is of Ecuadorian descent. A Democratic Party supporter. Mucarsel-Powell was the first South American-born immigrant and the first Ecuadorian-American to hold elected office in the U.S. House and Congress.
6. Abby Finkenauer
Abby Lea Finkenauer, a politician from the United States, was born on December 27, 1988. From 2019 to 2021, she represented Iowa’s 1st congressional district. Democratic Party is what she belongs to. The first female representatives from Iowa were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2018, by Democrats Cindy Axne and Finkenauer. Additionally, Finkenauer was elected to the U.S. House at the second-youngest age ever.
7. Sharice Davids
In 2018, Davids was chosen to represent a Kansas congressional district, making history as the party’s first Democrat to do so in ten years. In addition, she follows Charles Curtis, Herbert Hoover’s vice president, as the first Native American to represent Kansas in Congress. In Kansas’ congressional delegation as of 2022, Davids will still be the only Democrat.
8. Chandrani Murmu
At the age of 25, Chandrani Murmu became the nation’s youngest-ever female Lok Sabha member. She is a supporter of the Biju Janata Dal party (BJD) and will serve as Keonjhar, Odisha’s, representative in the Lok Sabha in 2019. 16th June 1993 marked Murmu’s birth. She ran for office in the Lok Sabha elections in 2017 and was successful. The tribally-reserved constituency gave her the seat.
9. Nusrat Jahan
As a TMC (Trinamool Congress) candidate from the Basirhat constituency, Nusrat Jahan, 32, was chosen as a Member of Parliament and Lok Sabha. Jan. 8, 1990 marked Jahan’s birth. She began her acting career and now primarily appears in Bengali movies. At the age of 29, she entered politics in 2019 and was elected as a member of parliament that same year.
10. Vidadala Rajini
Vidadala Rajini represents the state of Andhra Pradesh’s Chilakaluripet in the Legislative Assembly and serves as the government’s minister for health, family welfare, and medical education. She ran for office for the first time as a YSR Congress Party candidate in the 2019 elections for the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly.