Book Report: Politicians Hillary Rodham Clinton: Senator

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[. . .] More than any other issue for which she advocates, women's rights and equality for woman around the world are at the forefront. Some of her famous words regarding these issues from the Beijing United Nations Conference on Women include:

"Women comprise more than half the world's population. Women are 70% percent of the world's poor, and two-thirds of those who are not taught to read and write. Women are the primary caretakers for most of the world's children and elderly. Yet much of the work we do is not valued -- not by economists, not by historians, not by popular culture, not by government leaders…Women also are dying from diseases that should have been prevented or treated; they are watching their children succumb to malnutrition caused by poverty and economic deprivation; they are being denied the right to go to school by their own fathers and brothers; they are being forced into prostitution, and they are being barred from the bank lending office and banned from the ballot box. Those of us who have the opportunity to be here have the responsibility to speak for those who could not." (Clinton, 1995, 4th World Conference on Women)

Clinton is an inspiration and a fighter. She does not give up easily or at all. She handles her profession with dignity and humanity. While all people do not agree with her views or perspective, she has earned the respect of many people, including her opponents. Hillary Clinton takes criticism from the press, her peers, and from Americans, yet she still goes on proudly and with strength. There are not many women or many people that would be able to effectively handle the life Hillary Clinton has had. People are often quick to criticize, yet hesitate to step into the shoes of those people they criticize. Every aspect of her life is up for public discussion or ridicule, yet she moves through life gracefully, impervious to what is unnecessary or out of her control. Clinton walks the walk and talks the talk -- meaning, she supports her words with actions that align with them. She is not a politician that is all talk or one that turns her back on her constituents once elected to a prestigious position. Should Hillary Rodham Clinton continue her path in politics, she will surely add to the richness of American history, world history, and women's history, as she has done for many years of her life.


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