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Wed Jul 13, 2016, 12:54 PM


Sure, celebrate Sanders, but let’s also honor Clinton for her historic accomplishment (HRC GP) [View all]

Sanders deserves praise for his campaign and movement, but so does Clinton for doing what no woman has done before

After Tuesday’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton effectively brought the campaign of Bernie Sanders to an end, there was a slew of articles celebrating Sanders, the Democratic primary runner-up, for achieving a lot, even though he didn’t win.

These accolades are well-deserved, as Sanders was able to go far in his run against the party favorite, to push the party platform to left, and to normalize the word “socialism.”

But in all the celebrating of this man for his achievements, I request that we also celebrate the woman in the race, for doing what no woman has ever done before: Win a major party nomination to run as president.

And she beat a man to do it, fair and square.

This isn’t one of those situations where the woman is brought in to clean up the mess a man made, as you see with Theresa May or Marissa Mayer. The candidates were competing to win the legacy of Barack Obama, who is looking to leave office in a tide of popularity, and to run against one of the most loathed candidates of all time, Donald Trump. Getting the Democratic nomination is a sweet gig right now, the kind of sweet gig that is almost always reserved for a white man, but the majority of voters decided that this time, they’d let a woman have a crack at it. This is huge.

Continues: http://www.salon.com/2016/07/13/sure_celebrate_sanders_but_lets_also_honor_clinton_for_her_historic_accomplishment/

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