Hillary Clinton Right That We Need To Stop ‘Whining’ About Not ‘Having It All’
9:30 am, October 19th | by Laura Donovan
I don’t know about you, but the widespread discussion that ensued after former Clinton administration worker Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote about being unable to “have it all” made me want to vomit violently onto my computer screen for eternity. Apparently Secretary of State Hillary Clinton felt the same way, having recently said that such complaining is off-putting and debilitating. She’s spot on, and I wasn’t surprised that this was her response, via Marie Claire:
“I can’t stand whining. I can’t stand the kind of paralysis that some people fall into because they’re not happy with the choices they made. You live in a time when there are endless choices. Some women are not comfortable working at the pace and intensity you have to work at in these jobs … Other women don’t break a sweat.”
Hillary, how is it possible that I love you this much? I’m not even left-leaning and you’re a sliver away from being the love of my life, and that’s because you refuse to be weighed down by outside criticism or blame the world for your own time management decisions. Even conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh agrees that the former first lady always gets the short end of the stick. The GOP firebrand said earlier this week:
“It always comes down to Hillary. I have never seen a woman so dumped on by men in my life. I have never seen a woman take the blame for more screw-ups by men in my life. We’re talking doormat here — doormat and supposed feminist leader.”
Let’s go ahead and ignore that last part, but you know what? Clinton wouldn’t let it bother her anyway. That’s not what she does, and this comes through in her Marie Claire interview. Though it’s a shame Slaughter felt she couldn’t balance parenthood and working for Clinton, detailing such woes in print did not enable the writer to tackle more at once. She seemed to be blaming society for her own situation, and that’s something Hillary has never done.