Smart foreign policy

Women are at the heart of US foreign policy Hillary Clinton - Times Online: "Advancing women’s equality is at the heart of the foreign policy of the United States. We believe that women are critical to solving almost every challenge we face, and that strategies that ignore the lives and contributions of women have little chance of succeeding. We view the subjugation of women as a threat to the national security of the US and to the common security of our world. So we are integrating women throughout our work around the globe."

Clinton is getting many sour remarks for this policy in the comments to the article but this is not feministic gibberish this is smart foreign policy. I revolted a little against the use of the word smart to describe a foreign policy in the beginning because if you say you are smart it would imply that others are not so smart. However, it can also mean that something is smart which is the situation in this case.

It is interesting to note that the above would mean that men and women are not identical, although equal, something people engaged politically in gender lore probably would disagree on. A woman is not just another man.

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