20 Hillary Clinton Quotes That Prove She’s The Feminist President We Need

Hillary Clinton is officially running for President again and this time we need to get her in office. She’s here to smash the patriarchy and finally push feminist issues to the front of the line and establish equality for women and LGBT people in this nation. Here’s 20 word-slams of truth to prove it:

  1. If you believe you can make a difference, not just in politics, in public service, in advocacy around all these important issues, then you have to be prepared to accept that you are not going to get 100 percent approval.
  2. What we have to do… is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate our differences without fracturing our communities.
  3. We’re always going to argue about abortion. It’s a hard choice and it’s controversial, and that’s why I’m pro-choice, because I want people to make their own choices.
  4. Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.
  5. You don’t walk away if you love someone. You help the person.
  6. To LGBT men and women worldwide, let me say this: wherever you live and whatever the circumstances of your life, whether you are connected to a network of support or feel isolated and vulnerable, please know that you are not alone.
  7. We need to understand that there is no formula for how women should lead their lives. That is why we must respect the choices that each woman makes for herself and her family. Every woman deserves the chance to realize her God-given potential.
  8. Gay rights are human rights.
  9. In too many instances, the march to globalization has also meant the marginalization of women and girls. And that must change.
  10. Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We’re saying that for America to get back on track, we’re probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.
  11. Whether a woman’s running for office or she’s supporting her husband who’s running for office and she gets criticised for wearing open-toed shoes or for the colour of her coat, there’s just a lot of history that you bear if you are a woman who puts herself out in the political arena.
  12. Let’s not leave an educational vacuum to be filled by religious extremists who go to families who have no other option and offer meals, housing and some form of education. If we are going to combat extremism then we must educate those very same children.
  13. If a country doesn’t recognize minority rights and human rights, including women’s rights, you will not have the kind of stability and prosperity that is possible.
  14. Like it or not, women are always subject to criticism if they show too much feeling in public.
  15. Being gay is not a Western invention. It is a human reality.
  16. I don’t think feminism, as I understand the definition, implies the rejection of maternal values, nurturing children, caring about the men in your life. That is just nonsense to me.
  17. Look at climate change; don’t put your head in the sand. Understand that it is going to have profound effects on our resources and so much else.
  18. Wealthy women have rights in every country. And poor women don’t.
  19. We don’t have enough support for maternal leave and the kinds of things that some of the European countries do. So we still make it hard on women to go into the work force and feel that they can be good at work but then doing the most important job, which is raising your children in a responsible and positive way.
  20. I mean, honestly, we have to be clear that the life for many Afghan women is not that much different than it was a hundred years ago, 200 years ago. The country has lived with so much violence and conflict that many people, men and women, just want it to be over. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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