Ah, Hillary. Remember the days we were almost sure we’d see the first female President inaugurated in Washington? Almost sure we’d see Bill Clinton tweeting from the FLOTUS account. Well, now we’ve got Trump signing away reproductive rights left, right and centre, ordering his female employees to wear skirts, and facing trial for alleged sexual assault.
It makes sense, therefore, that Hillary chose feminism as the topic for her first public statement since President Trump was sworn in last month.
In a video address for the 2017 Makers conference, Clinton declares that “the future is female” and that we “need strong women to step up and speak out”. With a wry smile, she acknowledges the “challenges” currently staring women in the face under the Trump administration, and that many were “worried about what the future holds”.
“Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced that the future is female.”
Watch it in full below: