It’s a “Woman’s Thing”

October 13, 2009 | NeW Staff

Yesterday, Secretary of State and former First Lady Hillary Clinton told reporters she would NOT be running for the office of President in 2012.  But there’s more to this story…

Clinton was also asked if she felt “marginalized” by the White House in her current position as Secretary of State.  Clinton’s response?  She said, absolutely not, she’s happy with the amount of responsibility she’s been given:

“Now, maybe that is a woman’s thing. Maybe I am totally secure and feel absolutely no need to go running around in order for people to see what I am doing. It is just the way I am. My goal is to be a very positive force to implement the kind of changes that the president and I believe are in the best interests of our country. But that doesn’t mean it all has to be me, me, me all the time. I like lifting people up.”

Is this same sort of language we heard from Clinton when she claimed sexism was to blame for her loss in the Democratic Primaries?  Somehow, it seems that the “woman card” is being played in more ways than one these days.  Now instead of blaming her “femaleness” for Obama’s primary victory, Clinton seems to be embracing the very same thing she once claimed was a crutch.  She implies that because she’s a woman, she is full of grace, humility and self-confidence. This keeps her satisfied and content in her current role.

Now, how is that logical? Maybe being a woman does make you all of those things, and if so, why not embrace it ALL the time, instead of deciding when to be the victim and when to be stoic. 

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