In her concession speech, failed 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reiterated that someday, a woman will break the “highest, hardest glass ceiling” and become President of the United States. While she didn’t succeed in her two runs, one day, some woman will.
But that is not the case in many other countries where women don’t enjoy the basic freedoms that we often take for granted–freedoms that we should celebrate and keep at the forefront when discussing the role of government.
Historically, governments have not always been protectors of freedom. The symbolism of the physical wall dividing East Berlin and West Berlin is a poignant reminder of this.