On Sunday, we found out, after long last, that yes, Hillary Clinton is running for president. It wasn't a complete surprise; aside from the rampant speculation, new epilogue to her book Hard Choices posted on the Huffington Post on Friday not-so-subtly hinted at one of her campaign strategies, using the birth of her granddaughter to talk about creating opportunities for all American children. As a powerful woman in Washington, Clinton knows a thing or two about how women are treated and what needs to change for women in America, evident by Hillary Clinton's long list of feminist quotes from over the years.
Whether she's speaking to her colleagues, a reporter, or addressing the public, Clinton always stands up for women, our rights, our abilities, and our importance. That would be the beauty of having a female president — the leader of the United States would not only advocate for women, but would have in intimate understanding of the biases and struggles women face. Clinton is often very empowering to young women, encouraging us to be self confident and have good character. To further understand how she feels about women's roles in the U.S. and abroad, here's a roundup of the Clinton's most feminist quotes.
1. Marie Claire, October 18, 2012
2. United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, September 5, 1995
3. Wellesley College, May 29, 1992
4. Women in the World Summit, April 5, 2013
5. Midwest Today, June 1994
6. The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power, 2013
7. Concession speech, June 7, 2008
8. Democratic primary debate, Congressional Black Caucus Institute, January 21, 2008
9. U.N.'s Fourth World Conference on Women, September 5, 1995