Hillary Clinton has said that if elected to the White House half of her Cabinet would be comprised of women. Democratic front-runner in this US election she was speaking at an MSNBC Townhall. “I am going to have a cabinet that looks like America, and 50 per cent of America is women, right?” ahead of the crucial East Coast primaries in five states – Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
In July, Clinton may become be the first woman to be nominated as a presidential candidate by an American major political party.
The former secretary of state, who as the First Lady had said that women’s rights are human rights, has made women policies a central part of her campaign. “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women,” she has said earlier.
“I’ve devoted a lot of my public life to advocating for women’s rights being human rights, and making the case that we have to do everything we can, through laws, regulations, culture, to change the still-existing stereotypes that hold women back,” Ms Clinton said during the town hall.