Abby's Posts for 'Women in Politics'

  • A Thank You Note

    I have to admit that it’s extremely hard for me to write this. The past 24 hours have been a roller coaster of emotions, and I don’t quite know how to articulate what I'm feeling.

     

    At this point, I think it’s pretty clear that I love, love, love Hillary Clinton. The past 18 months of my life have been thoroughly Hillary-themed. Every article, essay, or paper that I’ve written for school has been about her. She has been at the center of my conversations with friends and family. She literally has found her way into my assignments for even art class. Hillary is my inspiration and my role model. I’ve never looked up to a public figure as much as I look up to her.

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  • Hillary, My Heroine

    The year was 2008, and I was eight years old.

    Politics was a grown-up term that I didn’t know much about, other than a few names: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John McCain. Although the real meaning of the election was lost on me, my parents encouraged my brother and me to formulate opinions about the world. However, there was something standing in my way of deciding who to cheer on. Being a young child, I idolized my parents and pretty much went along with whatever they said. This time, though, my mom supported Hillary, and my dad supported Obama. What to do?

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  • Four Days of History (Or: the DNC)

    I think we can all agree that the DNC was four straight days of inspiration. Every speaker was awesome, and they all spoke such amazing and true words about Hillary.

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  • The Misogynistic Monster

    It’s time to discuss how awful Donald Trump is towards women! Let’s jump right in, shall we?

    Trump has been known to label women with extremely derogatory terms. “Fat pig,” “dog,” and “bimbo” are only some of the words he’s pulled out of the dictionary to belittle women. He notoriously stated that Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her...whatever” when she asked him tough questions in an interview. Ughhh. He has used phrases like this to insult any woman who takes a stand against him—whether it’s Megyn Kelly, Rosie O’Donnell, Cher, Bette Midler, or others.

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  • Musings on a First Female President

    I get asked a lot, “Does Hillary’s gender matter?”

    Hmm.

    Here’s the thing. The United States of America has had 43 presidents, total. One of which was a black man (shoutout to my fave, Obama). The rest are almost all old white guys.

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  • Elizabeth Warren for VP?

    Recently, there’s been a lot of buzz in the air about who Hill will choose as her VP (assuming she wins the nomination :). I’ve read a bunch of articles recently that say to add to her historic campaign, Hillary might choose a Latino politician such as Tom Perez or Julian Castro as a running mate. However, Hillary made a statement a few months back saying she is totally open to having a female vice president, which is amazing.

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