A Feminist and proud of it: London Mayor Sadiq Khan

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The new mayor of London, elected with the biggest mandate in British History,  is also the first privy counsellor of Islamic faith to be sworn into the advisory council of the Queen. And if the latest news is to be believed, then he is a feminist as well, at least by his own admission!

Not only that, he cites the fact as the reason as to why he wants Hillary Rodham Clinton to be the President of USA.
This, when even those who proudly proclaim themselves to be feminists are divided on the fact whether their belief in the ideals of feminism allow them to vote for Hillary. On being questioned on the fact by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour this is what he said:

I am a father of two daughters, a proud feminist in City Hall. Just imagine the message it sends to my daughters and the girls around the world that the president of the United States of America is a woman. Not any old woman, a woman with the gravitas, with the experience. She is someone who is a unifier leading the USA will be an inspiration.

He also believes that for any sort of growth, cohesion and de-radicalisation needs to be promoted with people, especially the youth. He said:

We’ve gotta promote positive role models. We’ve gotta teach resilience to our youngsters.

So ladies, after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared himself a feminist, we have yet another person in public life proclaiming the same. Seems like feminism is the latest quality to have, at least where politicians are concerned!

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