Hillary Clinton Employs Some Common Sense Feminism

The Common Sense Feminist

Its ironic that the icons of women’s liberation are often those who personify the very opposite of what was originally intended, in that they represent chained-to-the-home domesticity: our own mothers. As I wrote on this blog a couple of years ago,  if you ask young women in particular who their pin up is, Mum always gets a menion.  Unsurprisingly, really. It is  someone who has invested unstintingly  on a daily basis, for free, has been loyal, steadfast and used her common sense to get by. Someone she has seen celebrating small achievements while at the same time countering ageism, sexism, and ever other “ism” of today’s world.  It’s also a “real” person who she has seen in private scrimping and primping with very little, while publicly “keeping mum” so as to reflect the best she can. This is usually carried out for quite unselfish reasons,  to dignify  family values and to help her children…

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Writer and social critic
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