Joe Biden took the oath in the inauguration ceremony on the 20th of January and became the 46th President of the United States of America. In the momentous ceremony, Kamala Harris, a woman of color(Indian origin), took an oath to become the first woman to become Vice President of the United States.
Harris was sworn on two bibles by a Latina judge, Sonia Maria Sotomayor, the first Hispanic and Latina judge to sit on the US supreme court. There were many firsts this time around in the name of women empowerment, which is considered a brilliant milestone across the world in times such as today where misogyny is still very much persistent in the world we live in and women are seen less often in places of authority.
Have a look at the Vice President taking the oath:
It's an honor to be your Vice President. pic.twitter.com/iM3BxJzz6E
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) January 20, 2021
For the first time in history, America is giving priority to inclusivity and diversity on the table
Love poured in from across the globe on Twitter for Kamala Harris. A historic moment indeed.
Yes! I’m excited to see the work you and Joe will do. Such a bright shining example of what our girls can aspire to be. pic.twitter.com/3pY93kYMxZ
— Khary Penebaker (@kharyp) January 20, 2021
Thank you @VP for your inspiration! It makes me cry to see my daughter watching and re-watching you accept your oath of office. What you’ve done is so important. Good luck! I know you’ll try your best. That’s all any of us can do. pic.twitter.com/j8LfuDgfZd
— MildredzMoon (@MildredzMoon) January 20, 2021
People thanked Harris for showing the girls that this can be done if one is determined enough
Yay!! You make me proud to be a brown woman today!! Thank you so much for showing the girls of our country, it can actually be done. A woman can lead, next step is the presidency. Much love and many blessings as you both mend what has been trampled in our people. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽❤️❤️❤️
— Lizz🦎☮️ (@Melissa43782107) January 20, 2021
Is it just us, or does reading ‘Madam Vice President’ remind you of House of Cards too?
Madam Vice President Kamala Harris
The greatest moment in our history as women and sisters in unity.
All for One,
One for All. pic.twitter.com/ZfgTrnjTF7
— WestCoast 500,000DeadKilledByTrump (@lsgwestcoast) January 20, 2021
I stepped away from distance teaching to watch you be sworn in. I knew it was a historic moment. I didn't realize how powerfully it would hit my heart. I am so proud that a female is now Vice President of the USA.
— Teresa Weise (@telewe) January 20, 2021
Women in Media In Charge of Leading Coverage for Biden Administration
In other news, for the first time, six networks allotted women to lead the coverage of Biden administration, reports CNN. This will raise the profile of female journalists in the establishment always dominated by men.
1 – Kaitlan Collin from CNN was announced as White House correspondent. She will be the anchor and chief domestic correspondent for the network.
6 – Yamiche Alcindor from PBS has covered NewsHour, and she will continue the same job under the Biden administration.
“I’ve always thought women belonged in the front row — whether that’s in the White House briefing room or any other. I am thrilled to be among this formidable group of reporters,” says Collin.
“It is clear that diversity in all forms, including in gender and race, is necessary to tell the stories of our generation in the most accurate and fairway. The American people are best served by a media that looks like the collage of experiences and backgrounds that make up this country,” Alcindor told CNN Business.
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