Why Hillary’s win is important to girls, women around the world


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Observing and talking to different people the past few days, I could not help this reflection: mothers and parents of girls are more likely to appreciate the historic moment of Hillary Clinton‘s nomination than mothers/parents of boys.
It seems that, mothers in particular, need to be reminded of all the things they were told they could not be, or do when they were girls. Boys were presidents, girls were mothers, teachers at most…

Girls “were told to not express their opinion too strongly — it’s not polite. To not challenge a man — it’s not ladylike”!

Wake up world, this woman made history for us. And yes it took a First Lady and a Senator and a Secretary of State, probably the most experienced politician who ever ran for president to clinch the nomination for The US presidency. Why? Because it’s a damn dysfunctional sick world that would not give the opportunity to women with less recognition or resume. A first term male senator is eligible to run but not a first term female… That’s why she was pulled away from her initial inspirational campaign message of equality to a more down-to-earth “I am experienced and qualified” kind of argument. Why? Because even her democratic opponent, yes the guy everybody is excited about his REVOLUTIONARY message, whether he was conscious of his misogyny or not, played the qualification argument against her.
Come on people! It’s perfectly normal to pull up the qualified argument against a woman but unthinkable to use it against of the 20 other candidates who ran for the nomination, which none of them match her experience. It’s ironic that out of all these candidates, only Carlie Fiorina, the other female candidate, faced the same kind of arguments. Telling, no?

She has always been a pioneer: for those who don’t remember, she went behind White House and State Department officials, changing her speech secretly at the last minute on her way to China and gave the landmark speech about Women’s Rights at the UN world conference on women in Beijing in 1995.
Her words: “women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights” scared officials back home. Yet she did not play it safe, she stood tall and made the case for women around the world. (See Full speech and video — http://tinyurl.com/ah9fx=:

Thank you ‪#‎HRC‬ for putting up with all the bullying and finally making history! Your words were spot on: it’s true that: “Tonight’s victory is not about one person. It belongs to generations of women and men who struggled and sacrificed and made this moment possible.”

Thank you #HRC, thank you ‪#‎DEMParty‬ and congratulations to ‪#‎America‬

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Only Passionate women run for president


Watching CNN International one of the political commentators described the Clinton/Sanders race as a battle between #Passion and #Pragmatism! I wonder how could one describe a woman’s long journey in public office Pragmatic?
It’s scaring, it’s tough and it takes all the passion in the world to start and finish the race! She’s been making politics better for people, sacrificing her personal life along the way. She’s been unfairly judged all the way and not on substance: scrutinized for the way she wares her hair, for the pitch of her voice and the color of her dress instead of looking at her track record of delivering change and policies in each position she assumed.
That’s why republicans are after her and don’t even mention Sanders! It’s because they know she can deliver, they know she can build consensus, they know she can be trouble because she understands politics and she knows how to make things happen!
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Fighting for minorities is not a political agenda for her, it’s a commitment she has long been upholding. First Lady Hillary Clinton with Latino Children

God knows I’m a dreamer, a daughter or two simple villagers who had not the opportunity to finish middle school. I’m a passionate woman, everything I do, I do out of passion! And so it insults me, deeply insults me, when Hillary Clinton is described as dispassionate and only pragmatic. This is just not right! Not fair and only stands as an argument because she is a woman! Passion is not about the way you keep your hair wild or shout on stage, passion is about commitment to those who have no voice, passion is about a track record of working on civil rights issues, fighting for Children Healthcare, reaching out to minorities when this was not yet a trending issue for politicians to exploit. Passion is about taking all these scars and moving on with a big heart and still be able to sit down at the table with opponents to make the government work for families, single moms, and every person who still believe in the #AmericanDream.
Thank you #Hillary for standing up for me, for taking on all this brutality for me, and for continuing the fight in this totally bias and unfavorable battlefield for me. #ImWithHer #EnoughIsEnough #ArtfulSmear #Misogyny #NoFairGame #DEMdebate
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She’s been fighting for your children and families even before she took public office. A grandmother, Hillary Clinton understands what families needs to grow and stay strong