Carly Fiorina on Civil Rights
Republican primary challenger and former CEO
A: I wouldn't change the $10 bill, or the $20 bill. I think, honestly, it's a gesture. I don't think it helps to change our history. What I would think is that we ought to recognize that women are not a special interest group. Women are the majority of this nation. We are half the potential of this nation, and this nation will be better off when every woman has the opportunity to live the life she chooses.
At CPAC, she continued the trend of firing at Clinton: "She tweets about women's rights in this country and takes money from governments that deny women the most basic human rights. She tweets about equal pay for women but won't answer basic questions about her own offices' pay standards--and neither will our President. Hillary may like hashtags. But she doesn't know what leadership means."
At the end of her speech during the question and answer section, Fiorina couldn't help but take one more shot at Clinton during a question about the importance of female candidates: "I will say this, if Hillary Clinton had to face me on a debate stage, at the very least she would have a hitch in her swing."
FIORINA: Absolutely not. And the most obvious example of that is the announcement about her departure. Here is a woman who, having been told she has an abrasive style, how many times have women heard that? She's been a distinguished reporter for The New York Times, an editor for three years. There is not a single word in her departure announcement about her contribution, about her record, about her time at The New York Times. Not a word. That is disrespectful. She is excised from history. No more lectures, please, from The New York Times about the treatment of women. Whatever the issues in the newsroom were, the dynamics around her departure would not have been the same for a man.
Boxer said homosexual couples would gain full equality only when same-sex marriage was recognized. "The only way to get the rights that married couples have is to go for marriage equality," she said. "I believe people are coming around to see it."
But her views also carry some nuance. She notes she created a strong program of domestic partner benefits while at HP.
I loved the hairdressers--the owners, Dan and John, ran a fun, boisterous shop. I met gays for the first time. Those were the days when no one talked about sexual orientation and many monogamous gay couples would go to parties with appropriate female dates. We would have long conversations, and some great laughs, about how painful and funny this could be sometimes. I was fascinated by the people of this business, although I never thought about the profit of it.
It was a small team--young women who'd been hired after AT&T settled a lawsuit by signing a consent decree with the federal government and committing to hiring and promoting more women.
The district manager, my new boss, knew he was born to lead. He knew all about the consent decree and why AT&T had to hire women. At our first meeting he opened up by saying: "I'd like you to meet Carly. She's our token bimbo." Then he laughed and said, "Actually, she's your new sales manager." I laughed too, and did my best to dazzle the client with my knowledge of their mission. After the meeting I took my boss aside and said, "You will never do that to me again." He looked up and down and replied, "Okay. Sorry. Tell me, were you ever a cheerleader?"
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