Feminist values

Hillary Clinton's Feminist Family Values


Hillary Clinton’s campaign announcement on Sunday may mark the moment that the Democrats officially became the party of family values. Throughout the late 1970s, 1980s and into the 1990s, conservatives were remarkably successful at pummeling Democrats as foes of ordinary parents and their children. Progressives occasionally tried to argue that families are protected by economic justice and a stronger social safety net, not abortion bans and anti-gay demagoguery, but while this happens to be true, it often failed to resonate. Too many Americans blamed feminism and the sexual revolution—and, by extension, the left—for social and economic upheavals that had left them reeling. Ozzie and Harriet’s America was always a brief, half-imaginary historical anomaly, but a lot of people longed for it, and the right was able to weaponize that longing.

For a long time, Democrats flailed about trying to respond. Indeed, some of Bill Clinton’s most depressing acts of triangulation—firing Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders for her remarks on masturbation, signing the Defense of Marriage Act, ending Aid to Families With Dependent Children—involved trying to conform to a Republican definition of wholesomeness.

Now, though, we have finally moved past that. The surprisingly moving video announcing Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency shows that Democrats have finally found an authentic version of pro-family politics. Titled “Getting Started, ” it features ordinary families preparing for milestones—a woman moving so her daughter can be in a better school district for kindergarten, a couple getting ready for a baby, a stay-at-home mom about to return to work, two men engaged to be married. “Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion, ” Clinton says.

The campaign announcement suggests that this will be a very different sort of Clinton campaign than we saw in 2008, one that emphasizes gender and so-called women’s issues instead of running from them. And whatever you think of Clinton, it’s a triumph of feminism—or, at least, a certain kind of feminism—that issues like family leave and childcare are about to be at the center of a presidential contest.

There is both historical irony and historical continuity in Hillary Clinton emerging as the standard-bearer for a family-focused progressivism. It’s ironic because throughout the 1990s, Clinton was demonized as a cookie-hating enemy of home and hearth. “When Bill and Hillary Clinton talk about family values, they are not talking about either families or values, ” said Pat Robertson at the 1992 Republican National Convention. “They are talking about a radical plan to destroy the traditional family.”


What is the role of men in promoting feminist leadership values? | Yahoo Answers

There is no role for men except to open the doors to positions of power, let the feminists in, and let them abuse their position.
For example, Hariett Harman got into the UK government on the 'Blair's Babes' ticket that gave women easy access to these jobs. Notice what she has done since then - spread lies, prejudice and discrimination against men. The good news is that recently others in government are FINALLY starting to stand up to her
Imo if men (and women) had not given feminism a free ride in the 70s (i.e. given feminists whatever they demanded) then we would not have the proble…

Why don't feminists appreciate the values of the traditional family hierarchy and gender roles? | Yahoo Answers

Yes. Thank you. Chicks need to learn their role and learn to be good wives. I personally know 3 chicks over the age of 20 who do not know how to cook, clean, do laundry, or wash dishes. This is absolutely unacceptable and it disgusts me to be a member of the same species as these chicks. It is very hard to find a decent wife in modern society. The feminist community is completely nuts and only getting bigger. Honestly, you feminists should get your tubes tied; please do not reproduce and further contribute to the destruction of the human race.

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