Hillary Makes Herstory! This One Is For The Girls!

HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT! 

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“The Happiest Photo of Hillary Clinton”| Photo credit: Ben Lowy for TIME

All the women who are independent
Throw your hands up at me!
All the honeys who makin’ money
Throw your hands up at me!
All the mommas who profit dollas
Throw your hands up at me!
All the ladies who truly feel me
Throw your hands up at me!

– Destiny’s Child 

Let’s have some fun and celebrate at the beginning of this article before we get dead-serious at the end.

Last night, it seemed as if Hillary was a child of destiny, and, therefore, all women and girls became part of that destiny.  From that night, we were all uplifted. We all rise.

This is our moment.

 


And for those people who keep complaining that Hillary —

that female,

that woman,

that broad,

that chick,

— is screaming and shrill and annoying . . . 

You hear my voice? You hear that sound?
Like thunder ⚡️💥 gonna shake the ground

I earned my stripes 🐝
I went from zero, to my own hero.
You’re gonna hear me roar 💨💨💨💨
Louder, louder than a lion 🦁
‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar! 💨💨💨💨

— Katy Perry

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Photo credit: Katy Perry; and Twitter@HillaryClinton/Hillary Clinton Campaign


 HILLARY.

THE EVERYDAY GIRL, WITH NO POWERFUL CONNECTIONS, MAKES IT TO A PLACE WHERE NO OTHER WOMAN HAS GONE BEFORE

GET READY TO BE INSPIRED

THAT WAS FUN!

BUT NOW,

LET’S GET SERIOUS.

It’s disheartening to hear that so many Millennial women are balking at the idea of voting for Hillary Clinton, a lifelong champion of women’s and girl’s rights.

We have never had such a threat to this country as Donald Trump.  Hillary’s election is crucial for the Greater Good, and it will be my contribution over the course of the next three months to show you why Hillary is our country’s best choice.

So, for anyone who’s still in doubt, Hillary was championing women and children when you didn’t think it was a cause, when you weren’t paying attention, when it wasn’t “viral” on social media, or the cause du jour.  Remember, integrity is what you do when no one is watching.

In order to make a strong statement, the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women was held in China, where its own leading feminist was jailed to prevent her from attending and speaking out on women’s rights in her country.

The pressure on then-First Lady, Hillary Clinton, not to attend the conference was immense.  It was too dangerous.  U.S.-China relations were chilly, and it could only make things worse to go there and champion the idea that “Women’s Rights are Human Rights”.

An excerpt from an article in Elle magazine will give you a glimpse of her dedication to human rights: Hillary’s historic 1995 feminist speech  in Beijing.

Excerpt:

“It is time for us to say here in Beijing, and for the world to hear, that it is no longer acceptable to discuss women’s rights as separate from human rights,” Clinton intoned, 20 years ago this past weekend.  In this famous speech, delivered at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women on September 5, 1995, Clinton condemned the global injustices that undermined women and girls. But Clinton did not travel to China only to point fingers. 

“As an American,” she said, “I want to speak up for women in my own country—women who are raising children on the minimum wage, women who can’t afford healthcare or childcare, women whose lives are threatened by violence, including violence in their own homes.”  At the time, Clinton saw that women all over the world were in crisis.

She touched on the horrific station of women in other countries 

She wanted to represent all women

“It is a violation of human rights when babies are denied food, or drowned, or suffocated, or their spines broken, simply because they are born girls,” she continued, or “when women and girls are sold into slavery or prostitution for human greed.  It is a violation of human rights when women are doused with gasoline, set on fire, and burned to death because their marriage dowries are deemed too small,” she said, or “when thousands of women are raped in their own communities and when thousands of women are subjected to rape as a tactic or prize of war.” 

So, you see, Hillary’s win is win for all women, not just Americans, but for women on every corner of the globe.

One of the things I’ve come sadly familiar with in the Feminist movement — and I’m not going to gloss this over — but some white women, American women, have a tunnel vision of feminism.  I’ve experienced the tunnel vision first hand.  A lot of times, their feminism is exactly that: theirs, and the cause of struggling women in other countries, or women of color in the U.S., is not really a concern for them.  

This is not the case for Hillary.  She has always been there for all women, whatever our creed, our race, ethnicity or nationality.

Is Hillary perfect? No. But neither am I. Neither are you. Neither is anyone. 

But I know one thing, and it’s a hard fact:

She Has Always Been There For Women and Girls Need.

And, she will continue to be there for us — all of us.

the entire Beijing speech is here

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