Women, Have You Paid Back Hillary?
by Nancy Kallitechnis, Tue Jul 08, 2008 at 09:08:10 AM EDT
As I read Dana Goldstein's article "What Hillary Did For Women" I found myself agreeing with her on many points. For example, we owe Clinton our thanks because she...
...single-handedly changed the contours of our public debate about gender and politics, and even the roster of that debate's contributors. That's good for women, good for democracy, and good for progressivism. So Hillary Clinton, thank you.
I believe that thanks can be expressed in many ways such as a personal thanks, donating to Hillary, voting for her, defending her, etc. I sometimes hear women saying bad things about feminism but they enjoy so many gifts that feminists worked hard to give them. I sometimes think of saying to them, "You don't like feminists but you could not vote, go to college or own property without feminism." Women and girls owe a debt to the brave people who worked for women's rights and the brave women who, even though they may not think of themselves as feminists, forged a feminist pathway by doing "men's" work like being a politician, scientist, Olympic athlete, etc. I strongly believe that women should help women who have increased women's rights.