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February 15 2016

Update: Hillary and Feminism

Charlotte Hays

First, the Clinton campaign's new staffer . . .

She is Zerlina Maxwell, who is supposed to help the campaign with outreach on feminism and gender equality and who has some--uh--interesting opinions on sexual assault. The Daily Caller reports:

Presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign has expanded its team by bringing on a writer whose has previously written that those accused of sexual assault should automatically be treated as guilty, regardless of the actual evidence brought against them.

After the discredited Rolling Stone story about a coed called in the article "Jackie" and her false rape clam began to unravel, Maxwell said that, though an innocent person who is accused of rape might have a "rough period," we should always believe the female accuser.

Although Mrs. Clinton also has stated pretty much the same thing, that is hardly the stance she took when waging vicious campaigns against the women who accused her husband of sexual misbehavior.

Ms. Maxwell might want to read up on Monica Lewinsky (and others) before committing herself to the Clinton campaign?

Speaking of that sordid era, liberal New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd eviscerates Mrs. Clinton in a column headlined "When Hillary Killed Feminism." Dowd references Madeleine Albright's and Gloria Steinem's recent attempts to use emotional blackmail to get young women to support Clinton:

What the three older women seemed to miss was that the young women supporting Sanders are living the feminist dream, where gender no longer restricts and defines your choices, where girls grow up knowing they can be anything they want. The aspirations of ’70s feminism are now baked into the culture.

The interesting thing about the spectacle of older women trying to shame younger ones on behalf of Hillary is that Hillary and Bill killed the integrity of institutional feminism back in the ’90s — with the help of Albright and Steinem.



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