Clinton Campaign Video Invokes ‘Humanism’ Celebrates Feminism

Clinton Campaign Video Invokes ‘Humanism’ Celebrates Feminism June 8, 2016

“We are really talking about humanism” – Gloria Steinem.

A new video from the Clinton campaign titled “History Made,” references humanism while celebrating 100 years of feminist activism.

On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to win a major party’s nomination for president of the United States. To commemorate the achievement, Clinton’s campaign released a video montage to introduce the candidate before her speech in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

Vox calls the provocative video “a celebration of protests and difficult women,” “a retrospective” that packs “100 years of women’s rights into less than three minutes.”

In particular, the video quotes feminist Gloria Steinem giving a seminal 1971 speech in which she declares:

This is no simple reform. It really is a revolution. Sex and race because they are easy and visible differences have been the primary ways of organizing human beings into superior and inferior groups and into the cheap labor on which this system still depends. We are talking about a society in which there will be no roles other than those chosen or those earned. We are really talking about humanism.

However, in the Clinton campaign video all that is heard is the last line:

We are really talking about humanism.

Overall, the campaign ad is a powerful celebration of feminist activists. The video features mostly black and white clips of prominent events in history concerning women’s liberation and empowerment — such as the suffragette movement — set to audio clips of Clinton’s speeches.

On the video Clinton’s voice can be heard saying:

Let’s learn from the wisdom of every mother and father who teaches their daughters there is no limit on how big she can dream and how she can achieve.

Women and men, young and old, Latino and Asian, African-American and Caucasian, rich, poor and middle class, gay and straight, you have stood with me.

And I will continue to stand strong with you, every time, every place and every way that I can. The dreams we share are worth fighting for and I want to build an America that respects and embraces the potential of every last one of us.

Watch the video below:

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