I, like the rest of the internet, am pretty obsessed with this pic of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton workin’ the dance floor in Cartagena, Colombia. Hill was chillaxing after a busy day attending the Summit of the Americas this past weekend. I wonder what song was playing? [via Buzzfeed]
Today in “two names I didn’t expect to see in the same headline”: Hillary Rodham Clinton and Amelia Earhart. It’s true, though: the Secretary of State met with the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery on Tuesday to show support to their efforts. The group, composed of scientists and historians, is launching a new search for Earhart’s plane off the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, based on the hypothesis that Earhart’s aircraft actually landed on the island, and the pilot and her navigator may have been able to survive for days or weeks after they vanished off the radar on July 2, 1937. While Clinton won’t be participating in the actual search, her department said that “lauding Earhart’s legacy as a pioneer for women and a model of American courage” is an important mission in itself. [Christian Science Monitor]
“Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me, but they all seem to. It doesn’t matter what country they’re in or what religion they claim, they all want to control women. They want to control how we dress, they want to control how we act, they even want to control the decisions we make about our own health and our own bodies. Yes, it is hard to believe. But even here at home, we have to stand up for women’s rights and reject efforts to marginalize any one of us because America needs to set an example for the entire world.”
— Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton spoke this weekend at The Daily Beast’s Women In The World summit and reminded us why we’re grateful to have this woman representing us to the world. I love how she spoke about extremists in general, not naming one religion specifically, and how she didn’t reference anti-abortion Republicans specifically, either. It makes it all the more powerful that she’s talking about the philosophy behind control, not sidelining her point by bashing anyone in particular for doing it. [Nerve]
I thought “Butter” was just a movie about Jennifer Garner as a competitive butter sculptor. It turns out, the film is a metaphor for the entire 2008 election. Jennifer plays a woman pitted against a young African-American girl in a butter sculpting competition, sure that they’ll win the first place prize she believes she deserves. But when the young upstart impresses the judges, Jennifer’s character loses it — and you can watch her freak out in this new clip.
Personally I think her crazy-eyed look, pin-straight hair and power pumps are more evocative of Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann. And, no lie, “I’m sorry that I was born white and tall and pretty” sounds like something one of them would actually say. [Cinema Blend]