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"So, it doesn't matter that Alaska has been petitioning the Government since the 70's…"

Melony B. DeFord replied Aug 31, 2015 to John Boehner Fights for Mount McKinley but Nothing Else

25 Sep 1, 2015
Reply by Frankmusic

"If you are on FB here is her new one! https://www.facebook.com/peggy.hubbard1/videos…"

Melony B. DeFord replied Aug 22, 2015 to Angry Black Mom’s Viral Video: ‘Police Brutality? How About Black Brutality?’

26 Aug 26, 2015
Reply by D.Lee

"I got that video from Youtube "

Melony B. DeFord replied Aug 22, 2015 to Angry Black Mom’s Viral Video: ‘Police Brutality? How About Black Brutality?’

26 Aug 26, 2015
Reply by D.Lee

"Amen Shirley! Could Not have said it any better myself!"

Melony B. DeFord replied Jun 16, 2015 to Michelle Obama UK visit: 'When I look at young British Muslim women, I see myself'

30 Aug 21, 2015
Reply by Don R. Sherwood

"You forgot Hank "Guam will tip over' Johnson! *giggle*"

Melony B. DeFord replied Mar 27, 2015 to Congresswoman Claims Climate Change Will Turn Women Into Prostitutes

60 Mar 30, 2015
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"Yeah.. That's scary in and off itself! Actually I don't know who is worse, Reid or S…"

Melony B. DeFord replied Mar 27, 2015 to Reid Announces Retirement, GOP Campaign Committee Does Early Victory Lap

30 Mar 30, 2015
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"Thank You Lord!"

Melony B. DeFord replied Mar 27, 2015 to Reid Announces Retirement, GOP Campaign Committee Does Early Victory Lap

30 Mar 30, 2015
Reply by Andrew

"No, technically not missing. These are HER questions. Maybe she didn't think about Y…"

Melony B. DeFord replied Mar 20, 2015 to 15 Questions to ask GOP Candidates

29 Mar 21, 2015
Reply by Oren Long

"The Point being is ASK Questions. Not necessarily 'these' particular questions, but…"

Melony B. DeFord replied Mar 20, 2015 to 15 Questions to ask GOP Candidates

29 Mar 21, 2015
Reply by Oren Long

"True that!!!"

Melony B. DeFord replied Mar 14, 2015 to Al Gore: Climate Deniers Need To Pay A Price

2 Mar 14, 2015
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YIKES!!! Chelsea Clinton Emphatically States A Person With A Beard And A Penis Can ‘Absolutely’ Identify As A Woman

  • The one issue Hillary and Chelsea don’t appear to agree on entirely is transgender self-identification
  • In an interview with The Sunday Times, journalist Decca Aitkenhead asked the Clintons about transgender self-identification
  • Chelsea Clinton replied ‘yes’ emphatically when asked if someone with a beard and penis can ever be a woman
  • ‘It’s going to take a lot more time and effort to understand what it means to be defining yourself differently,’ Hillary said
  • Aitkenhead said Hillary became ‘uneasy’ when the question was asked while Chelsea shot a ‘furious stare’ at the journalist as her mother answered
  • Hillary added: ‘It’s a very big generational discussion, because this is not something I grew up with or ever saw’

(Daily Mail) – It may appear Hillary and Chelsea Clinton always see eye-to-eye, but in a recent interview one topic cracked the facade of the like-minded mother-daughter power duo.

The one issue Hillary and Chelsea don’t appear to agree on entirely is transgender self-identification.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, journalist Decca Aitkenhead asked the Clintons if someone with a beard and a penis can ever be a woman, to which Chelsea replied emphatically, ‘Yes.’

However, as Aitkenhead describes it, Hillary looked ‘uneasy’, and blamed generational gaps for being less accepting.

‘Errr. I’m just learning about this,’ Hillary responded. ‘It’s a very big generational discussion, because this is not something I grew up with or ever saw. It’s going to take a lot more time and effort to understand what it means to be defining yourself differently.’

The Clintons sat sown with Aitkenhead to promote the book they co-authored, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience.

The book features Danica Roem, the first trans woman elected to a U.S. state legislature.

According Aitkenhead’s account, she tells Hillary during the interview that many British feminists of Hillary’s generation have a problem with the idea that a ‘lesbian who doesn’t want to sleep with someone who has a penis is transphobic.’

Hillary nods in agreement, while Chelsea ‘stiffens and stares at me’, according to Aitkenhead.

The journalist then adds that many women of Hillary’s generation are uncomfortable with biological males sharing women’s bathrooms.

‘I would say that, absolutely,’ Hillary nods firmly. ‘Absolutely. Yes.’

That’s when Chelsea begins shooting a ‘furious stare’ at Aitkenhead, who points it out to her.

‘I’m a terrible actor’, Chelsea laughs.

Chelsea then says she is thrilled with the National Health Service’s decision to assign patients to single-sex wards according to the gender they identify as, instead of their biological make up.

‘How can you treat someone if you don’t recognize who they feel and know in their core they are?’ Chelsea says.

‘And I strongly support children being able to play on the sports teams that match their own gender identity,’ she adds. ‘I think we need to be doing everything we can to support kids in being whoever they know themselves to be and discovering who they are.’

At this point Hillary looks conflicted.

‘I think you’ve got to be sensitive to how difficult this is,’ Hillary says. ‘There are women who’d say [to a trans woman], ”You know what, you’ve never had the kind of life experiences that I’ve had. So I respect who you are, but don’t tell me you’re the same as me.” I hear that conversation all the time.’

Despite the clear tension in the room, the pair say they don’t argue about this topic.

But according to Aitkenhead, ‘I get the impression they don’t like to present anything less than a united front to the world.’

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