Chelsea Clinton: “Having a Woman President Is Important”

April 10, 2015
Chelsea Clinton stars on the May 2015 cover of ELLE US
Chelsea Clinton stars on the May 2015 cover of ELLE US

Daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, and new mom, Chelsea Clinton, graces the May 2015 cover of ELLE US. Photographed by Paola Kudacki, Chelsea wears a black dress by Gucci in the cover shot. With talk of her mother, Hillary, announcing her bid to run for President over the weekend, Chealsea’s interview comes at an important time.

In her interview, Chelsea talks about the importance of having a woman president
In her interview, Chelsea talks about the importance of having a woman president

When asked about having a female President, Chelsea says: “We’ve made real progress on legal protections for women, but in no way are women at parity to men in our country in the workplace. And if we look in the political sphere, it is challenging to me that women comprising 20 percent of Congress is treated as a real success. Since when did 20 percent become the definition of equality? And so when you ask about the importance of having a woman president, absolutely it’s important, for, yes, symbolic reasons—symbols are important; it is important who and what we choose to elevate, and to celebrate.”

Images: ELLE/Paola Kudacki

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