Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Crytsal Wright - Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin and the Politics of Marriage

Crystal Wright, the black conservative columnist for The Guardian News, looks closely at Hillary Clinton's new version of feminism. 

Hillary knows if she is ever to ascend to president of the United States of America, the highest office in the land, she will need a "first man" by her side because sadly, America won't elect her without one. Feminists are taught to support the choices of all women, but at what point is someone like Hillary binding to societal pressures? In 1992, when Bill Clinton ran for president and his extramarital affairs began dripping out like a leaky faucet, Hillary and Bill did a joint interview with 60 Minutes.

 The couple refused to admit Bill's lady problems but as Kroft asked about his alleged affair with Jennifer Flowers, Hillary snuggled close to Bill because she knew "their political life" depended upon it. When Kroft asked Bill if his marriage suffered problems and whether they ever separated, Hillary kept shaking her head.

Then she angrily told Kroft: "I'm not sitting here, some little woman, standing by my man like Tammy Wynette."

 Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/06/hillary-clinton-huma-abedin-marriage-politics