Thursday morning, Steve Doocy interviewed members of the U.S. Navy Band about the band’s recent inclusion of women. Reacting to the segment, Brian Kilmeade remarked, “Women are everywhere. We’re letting them play golf and tennis now. It’s out of control.” Visibly upset, Gretchen Carlson, the only female host, walked off of the set. “You read the headlines. Since men are so great. Take them [women] away,” she said. Kilmeade responded, “All right. Finally.” Then, as she walked further off of the set, Kilmeade jeered, “Leaving an all male crew” and added “she needed a shower.”
We already knew Maria Bashir, Afghanistan’s first female chief provincial prosecutor, was a total badass. She has taken on the cause of abused women and stood up against the Taliban, all while being threatened, bombed, and otherwise intimidated.
Today, we were thrilled to see that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama honored Bashir with an International Women of Courage award, “For defending those who have no legal voice, fighting corruption, and bringing hope to women survivors of violence, disfigurement, and child marriage, we salute you.”