At the Women in the World Summit, Hillary Clinton wondered, “Why extremists always focus on women is a mystery to me.”
Tagged: Vital Voices
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.”
Perhaps the most starkly emotive narrative of the set is Mukhtaran Mai’s story of survival and redemption. She was gang-raped by four men as retribution for an “honor crime” supposedly committed by her twelve year old brother (allegedly he held hands with a girl from a higher-caste tribe).