Hillary Clinton Women's Rights Essay

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In 1995 the world saw the Oklahoma City bombings, Michael Jordan joining the NBA again, and the Midwest perishing away from a heat wave. By this time in United States history everyone had their fundamental rights. Women could go to the ballot box and vote privately and men no longer could push women around legally. However, the United States unique in it’s own right did not share the same views as the rest of the world. In China parents severed the spines of their newborn baby because of its sex. In Bosnia, women were raped and impregnated as a form of genetic cleansing. In Middle Eastern countries women could not walk out of their own home without a male. Women’s rights were not human rights. Hillary Clinton, first lady of the United States at the time, spoke at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Clinton delivered the speech that would stick with her for the rest of her career. She passionately stated, “ If there is one message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights once and for all. Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely -- and the right to be heard.” Clinton was heard that day and the words she stated would …show more content…

Clinton fought diligently for health care reform in 1993 to only see the bill fail right before her eyes. She fought for women’s rights more often than not. During the rendition of her speech on September, 5 1995 Hillary spoke for the silent. Pathos was used when she appealed to reason. She listed off many injustices to women, such as, “ It is a violation of human rights when babies are denied food, or drowned, or suffocated, or their spines broken, simply because they are born girls.” The appeal to emotion was so strong, 180 delegates from around the world were drawn into the speech because she told them the truth that was thought better left

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