5 Chelsea Clinton Quotes On Feminism To Inspire You To Action
To celebrate the release of Chelsea Clinton’s brilliant new book for children, which aims to educate young people about the issues in the world they can get involved with, I’ve been looking up some of the best Chelsea Clinton quotes on feminism to get you feeling inspired. The new book, It’s Your World , breaks down issues like poverty, diseases, climate change, and access to education to make them digestible for children — and the problem of gender inequality is weaved through every section. That’s how important feminism is to Clinton — and so it’s no wonder she has so many great things to say.
With the feminist Hillary Clinton for a mother, it’s no surprise that Chelsea can speak so passionately and eloquently on gender equality, and has such a great understanding of how it links to almost every other issue we deal with. And she’s not just all talk, either; in It’s Your World, Chelsea has included masses of resources to encourage children to get going, and be our next generation of political activists. She’s even launching a website to go with it, which will continue to highlight worthwhile organizations for young people. Another Clinton for president in 2020, perhaps?
So, to showcase just how engaged she really is, here are five of Chelsea Clinton’s most feminist quotes.
On Feminism and Poverty
As Clinton explained to Bustle in an interview in September, feminism is an important part of almost every issue we come up against.
On Feminism At School
Oh, Hillary, always dishing out the great advice. Chelsea is so right on this, too; if 6-year-old boys are told it's OK to just "be boys" and disrespect other girls, they'll never grow up with a proper understanding of equality.
On Feminism and Leadership Positions
Chelsea totally understands the importance of equal representation, and she explained it perfectly to Alex Wagner at MSNBC.
On Feminism and Dress Codes
This year, it's seemed like there's been a new dress code controversy every day, and schools just don't seem to be getting the point. Maybe the headteachers need to listen to Chelsea's MTV interview, where she summed up exactly what the problem is with telling girls what not to wear at school.
On Owning Feminism
Sometimes it's the most simple statements that can be the most powerful. In a climate where public figures are often trying to shake off the feminist label for fear of being attacked, it's wonderfully refreshing to hear Chelsea Clinton proudly declare: