It’s a difficult time for women and their rights now that Donald Trump sits in the Oval Office, but former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wants you to know that not all hope is lost.
In fact, as Clinton said in her first post-election race video message, “The future is female.”
"Despite all the challenges we face I remain convinced that, yes, the future is female,” she said in a taped message for the audience at the 2017 MAKERS conference.
“Just look at the amazing energy we saw last month as women organized a march that galvanized millions of people all over our country and across the world. Now more than ever we need to stay focused on the theme of this year's conference. Be bold. We need strong women to step up and speak out. We need you to dare greatly and lead boldly.”
Ever since the president took office, he has not once tried to address the concerns women across the country have regarding some of his policies.
Even when hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets across America to protest Trump’s inauguration last month, he didn’t bother to hear them out. Instead, he gave a rather sarcastic response by wondering if so many people were protesting, “Why didn't these people vote?"
Trump already has a very tense relationship with women, in general. He has, more often than not, been disrespectful toward them, outright insulting women and judging them on their looks.
One would think he would at least try to make amends — being the leader of the free world and all — but no. Trump is as cold toward women as he has been throughout his life.
In fact, one of his very first executive orders included a gag rule that prohibits U.S.-funded groups around the world from discussing abortion.
However, as Trump and his cabinet are increasing his attacks on women’s rights, opposition against them is also gaining momentum.
The Women’s March on Washington, for instance, has become a “proactive international movement,” setting off more than 600 sister marches in more than 75 countries across the globe.
Activists plan another major protest on March 8 against male violence and in support of reproductive rights.
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