Quick Hit: Maddow on feminism

I’m frankly jealous of the Smith class of 2010. Rachel Maddow was the graduation speaker. Radical feminist teacher and blogger, Ileana Jimenez, caught up with her to ask her her thoughts on speaking at a women’s college whose mission is proudly feminist:

I do feel that the core of the feminist experience is that women are expected to be full people independent of their gender, and that it really is about having the same high expectations of everybody in this kind of an environment. I think the idea that nobody gets cut any slack because of who they are is just as liberal and feminist as the idea that everybody needs special dispensation. You better be a badass no matter what you’re doing.

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