Hillary Is Very Clear on Women’s Rights Abroad

When it comes to women’s rights, Hillary Clinton is not a relativist.

Talking during her confirmation hearing about the crimes against women committed around the world, specifically in Afghanistan where Taliban fighters target young girls for attempting to attend school, Clinton said, “This is not culture. This is not custom. This is criminal.”

Clinton said that protecting women, and working to guarantee their human rights, would not be “auxiliary” or a “lesser” priority in her state department. She framed women’s rights, the issue that in some way put her on the foreign policy map when she was first lady, as crucial to America’s national security.

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