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Hillary Clinton Is Finally Ready To Run As a Feminist

Eight years ago, she rarely focused on women's issues, and lost. Now the women who would help Clinton break barriers as the first to win a major party's nomination are embracing her gender like never before.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a keynote address during the Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women on February 24, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a keynote address during the Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women on February 24, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Since Hillary Clinton last ran for president eight years ago, something unexpected has happened in America: Feminism became chic.

Celebrities like Beyoncé and Taylor Swift embrace the label as part of their brand. Beauty companies hawk their products with messages of female empowerment. And rising female politicians have made fighting sexual assault a key part of their campaigns.