Zerlina Maxwell is a political analyst and contributing writer for various online and print publications. She writes about national politics, candidates, and specific policy and culture issues including domestic violence, sexual assault, victim blaming and gender inequality. She is also a democratic commentator on Fox News and MSNBC. She has a J.D. from Rutgers Law School – Newark and a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University.
Now is the right time for Clinton, who began a national book tour on Tuesday to promote her new memoir, to test narratives and messaging that can resonate with young people—namely young women—in order to get out the vote this November.
To listen to conservatives tell the story about the "war on women" is to pretend it doesn’t exist at all. To listen to Democrats, though, is to limit the fight for gender equity to the issue of abortion, which, while important, is part of a larger fight for justice on all fronts.
Byers' response to Ta-Nehisi Coates calling Melissa Harris-Perry "America's foremost public intellectual" illustrates an important problem: People in positions of privilege frequently have blind spots for the work, achievements, and culture of people who are different than them.