What Fresh Hell Is This?

March 13, 2012

Hillary Clinton on Extremists: "They all want to control women"

(Longer remarks here)
Transcript: "Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me. But they all seem to. It doesn't matter what country they're in or what religion they claim -- they all want to control women. They want to control how we dress, they want to control how we act, they even want to control the decisions we make about our own health and our own bodies. Yes, it is hard to believe, but even here at home, we have to stand up for women's rights and reject efforts to marginalize any one of us because America needs to set an example for the entire world."
Via USA Today:
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waded into the debate over women's rights, warning a global audience that "extremists" are out to control women.

Clinton's remarks to the Women in the World Summit come as Democrats and Republicans fight over issues such as access to birth control.
Thank you, Hillary!

1 comment:

EdHeath said...

Of course if you say that to a conservative on Facebook, the conservative will sputter about liberal whining, freedom of religion and Bill Maher's comments about Sarah Palin.

I think there is a difference between Maher, a comedian (and perhaps satirist)and Limbaugh, someone who fancies himself the voice of conservatives and presumably thus the intellect soul of the Republican party.

As for the religious freedom thing (in reference to the contraception debate), claiming sanctity of life with regard to oral contraceptives while ignoring (refusing to apologize for) Catholic hypocrisy regarding the Crusades, the Inquisition, failure to speak out about or do anything about the holocaust and the recent priest pedophile scandals is very dubious in moral terms indeed. And while were at it, let me just mention the Southern Baptist's views toward women.

Bravo for Hillary indeed.