Clinton celebrates Women’s History Month

Secretary Clinton — who has made history herself — celebrated Women’s History Month yesterday in an event on Capitol Hill that was hosted by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Among her remarks, Clinton said: Nick Kristof said about two weeks ago something that has really stuck with me. He said, "You know, in the ...

TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images
TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images
TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images

Secretary Clinton -- who has made history herself -- celebrated Women's History Month yesterday in an event on Capitol Hill that was hosted by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Among her remarks, Clinton said:

Nick Kristof said about two weeks ago something that has really stuck with me. He said, "You know, in the 19th century, the great moral struggle was the struggle against slavery. In the 20th century, the great moral struggle was the struggle against totalitarianism, and in the 21st century, the great moral struggle is to finish according women and girls everywhere -- [applause] -- the same opportunities and rights that their men and boys in their societies have." [Applause.]

For an argument for why the world needs more female lawmakers, check out the recent FP piece, "More Nancy Pelosis, Please."

Secretary Clinton — who has made history herself — celebrated Women’s History Month yesterday in an event on Capitol Hill that was hosted by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Among her remarks, Clinton said:

Nick Kristof said about two weeks ago something that has really stuck with me. He said, "You know, in the 19th century, the great moral struggle was the struggle against slavery. In the 20th century, the great moral struggle was the struggle against totalitarianism, and in the 21st century, the great moral struggle is to finish according women and girls everywhere — [applause] — the same opportunities and rights that their men and boys in their societies have." [Applause.]

For an argument for why the world needs more female lawmakers, check out the recent FP piece, "More Nancy Pelosis, Please."

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

More from Foreign Policy

An illustration shows George Kennan, the father of Cold War containment strategy.
An illustration shows George Kennan, the father of Cold War containment strategy.

Is Cold War Inevitable?

A new biography of George Kennan, the father of containment, raises questions about whether the old Cold War—and the emerging one with China—could have been avoided.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks on the DISCLOSE Act.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks on the DISCLOSE Act.

So You Want to Buy an Ambassadorship

The United States is the only Western government that routinely rewards mega-donors with top diplomatic posts.

Chinese President Xi jinping  toasts the guests during a banquet marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on September 30, 2019 in Beijing, China.
Chinese President Xi jinping toasts the guests during a banquet marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on September 30, 2019 in Beijing, China.

Can China Pull Off Its Charm Offensive?

Why Beijing’s foreign-policy reset will—or won’t—work out.

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar chairs a meeting in Ankara, Turkey on Nov. 21, 2022.
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar chairs a meeting in Ankara, Turkey on Nov. 21, 2022.

Turkey’s Problem Isn’t Sweden. It’s the United States.

Erdogan has focused on Stockholm’s stance toward Kurdish exile groups, but Ankara’s real demand is the end of U.S. support for Kurds in Syria.