“I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century,” Clinton told Newsweek in 2011. “We see women and girls across the world who are oppressed and violated and demeaned and degraded and denied so much of what they are entitled to as our fellow human beings.”
In the 20 years she’s been on the stage, the US has gone from wondering whether women could handle the toughest jobs to knowing they can. That is a huge cultural change—barriers that were a given for most people a generation ago are just completely socially unacceptable now, and thousands more women know they can aim for the top. No one is more responsible for that change than Hillary Clinton. -Michael Tomasky for Newsweek.