Texts from Hillary Love

By Brenda Bethman

I had great plans this week of writing about the #dayofhighered that I participated in last week and the debates going on in the academic blogosphere about the 40-hour-work week. It’s April, however, which means I am swamped and just don’t have the mental energy for a “real” post.

So, instead, I want to share with you (in case you’re one of the 3 people who hasn’t seen it), the hot new Tumblr, Texts from Hillary — if you haven’t seen it, go check it out right now. Here’s a sample:

The site and Mashable also reported today that Secretary Clinton submitted her own text from Hillary.

There are so many things I love about this site: first, it’s Hillary and I swoon for her. But more importantly, I love it that she submitted her own and that she gets the humor of it. After having been unfairly characterized for so many years as a humorless feminist (itself a myth), it’s nice to see her getting attention for her lighter side. Don’t get me wrong, I also love that she is remaking the Secretary of State job into a feminist job — but it’s important to have fun while doing so. I’m glad she’s showing the rest of the world what so many of us already knew — that defending women’s rights is important, deadly serious work, but that you can have fun while doing it.

(Oh, and I will definitely get to that other post as soon as April is over…..)


Texts from Hillary Love

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