She hasn’t even announced if she’ll run for president in 2016, but critics and media analysts alike are already struggling to cover the former secretary of state without falling into sexist tropes.
In 2012, political women everywhere “suited up,” joined the game, stepped-up to bat, and hit the ball out of the park. We are now in the major political leagues. (Say, running for U.S. Senate and House seats.) We are in the political rooms. We are at the table in those rooms. Now, the question is: how to run that table?
More buzz for the potential first female president of the United States.
Weekly global repro roundup: Foreign Policy’s ”Sex Issue” has hits and misses; Uzbek Government is accused of “sterilization quotas”; women and girls in UK still vulnerable to female genital cutting; Muslim women in India envision a new marriage law.
School has begun in earnest for us girls enrolled in the school of politics. So, girlfriends, sit-up straight and pay attention, for these past two school days and nights likely taught us more than we may learn during any other two anytime soon.
A man has no remaining trace of HIV after a stem cell transplant; PEPFAR agreements with South Africa; parenting consequence lessons in Texas; Australia’s adoption rate plummets.
In an interview to air tonight at 8pm on the PBS show Tavis Smiley Reports (an hour before the President’s State of the Union address), Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton indicates she will not serve a second term.
This afternoon, the world will be watching for a renewed U.S. commitment to reaching the goals of the ICPD Plan of Action. But after the speeches, commitments made must be turned into action.
Hillary Clinton is not our first female secretary of state, but she is our first explicitly feminist one.
New York Times examines empowering the world’s women; Michele Bachman: “Keep your laws off my body!”; Operation Rescue lodges complaint over Carhart’s clinic.