You can safely assume that if an activity is described as ‘empowering’ no one in any actual position of authority will be going anywhere near it. Creating a Tumblr of photos of your ‘bikini body journey?’ Empowering! Yet we are unlikely to ever hear the President gushing, “I’m feeling so empowered by these nuclear launch codes……”
I’ve started writing regularly for Time.com. This is my first piece, about Hillary Clinton, misogyny and how ’empowerment’ has become the “sparkly pink consolation prize for the gender that has been consistently excluded from actual power.” I’d love it if you could read and share on Facebook, Twitter etc. Thank you!