As a mother of five daughters, I wish that I could get excited about Hillary Clinton’s historic moment, but she is a poor example and the wrong messenger for women seeking empowerment and better lives for themselves and their families. Instead, Mrs. Clinton is the epitome of the Democratic establishment, a career politician out of touch with the concerns of everyday American women.
Compare her oft-stated radical pro-abortion views with those of pioneer feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who once wrote, “When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we wish.”
Despite her claims as a trailblazer for her gender, Mrs. Clinton has ridden the coattails of her husband and spent much of her career destroying women tied to her husband’s sexual escapades. She tweeted last year that “every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported,” but obviously that sentiment did not apply back in the 1990s when she dismissed Monica Lewinsky as a “narcissistic loony toon” and helped discredit and destroy the reputations of other women such as Gennifer Flowers and Kathleen Willey. Ms. Willey, who was sexually harassed by President Clinton, stated that Hillary used “moblike tactics” to silence her.