With the Iowa caucuses days away, 2016 has the potential to be a historic year for American women and feminism. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the Democratic Party’s de facto candidate and the so-called political glass ceiling is in her sights. Ironically, the self-proclaimed feminist champion would have a better chance if she resists her modern feminist instincts. She has the opportunity to set a new standard for American women in politics. Here are three places she could start.
1. Leave the gender card in her purse
It must be tempting for the former First Lady to use the carrot of a historic victory to court American women into her column. At her first campaign rally last spring, Clinton said, “I may not be the youngest candidate in this race, but I’ll be the youngest woman president in the history of the United States.” While saying that people shouldn’t vote for her just because she is a woman, it’s clear that making history as the first female president is a centerpiece of Clinton’s campaign.