At the Women in the World Summit, Hillary Clinton wondered, “Why extremists always focus on women is a mystery to me.”
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Dr. Nawal El Saadawi told the rapt crowd proudly, “I was a feminist when I was a child.”
Madeleine Albright’s most arresting comment was the analogy, “Women in a country are like the canary in the coal mine.”
Editor-in-Chief of “Salon.com,” Joan Walsh, believes “things are much better than they’ve ever been.” On the role of new media as a catalyst she said, “It’s a new landscape and women can make more inroads.
With the understanding that women do not getting their narratives adequately told – if told at all – the need for a fresh playing field is palpable. In the new media, women have an opportunity to create their own communities and their own brands.
When it was opened up to a group discussion, there was agreement that a lack of consciousness about gender stereotypes was pervasive, which led to the question, “If you don’t recognize it, how do you address it?” Lake believed that it must be “named and pointed out systemically,” adding that reporters “pay no price for being sexist.”