Kamala Harris represents embodies three incredible achievements in one person. She is America’s first female Vice President, it’s highest ever ranking black and East Indian female politician.
She is one person away from becoming the most powerful human on Earth. But, because of our slow human evolution, her path to the ultimate seat of power is harder for her gender – and we will all pay the price later.
Blame something inside us all called, evolutionary mismatch.
What is Evolutionary mismatch?
Evolutionary mismatch is a term used to describe the mismatch between the evolutionary environment in which humans have adapted over time, and the environment of today.
This mismatch can lead to a number of issues, such as sexism. Sexism is an issue that stems from the fact that, in many instances, the roles of men and women have changed drastically since the time of our ancestors.
Times have changed – but have we?
Men, for example, no longer have to hunt for food or defend their families from danger, yet they are still expected to be strong and aggressive. Women, on the other hand, may face pressure to take on traditional female roles that don’t necessarily align with their individual talents and skills.
Female leaders handled covid better than male leaders
Countries with female leaders handled the covid epidemic better than those with male leaders, for example.This mismatch between our evolutionary environment and modern society can lead to sexism, as many people are unable to adapt to the changing social norms.