By Jason Patterson | United States
During a media event in Australia, Hillary Clinton stated why she believed she lost what was seen as an easy victory in 2016.
Clinton spoke on Thursday spoke with Julia Gillard, Australia’s first female prime minister, about sexism in politics.
Clinton claimed that the men who run for public office “come in all sizes and shapes,” with “all kinds of hairstyles.” Women go unmentioned because Americans are “used to seeing men in these roles” and women are still “breaking glass ceilings.”
She also invoked President Trump‘s attacks on women like Carly Fiorina and Megyn Kelly during the election for their appearances, which she insisted was a way for him to “undermine” women.
Hillary then went on to say that there “is still a very large proportion of the population that is uneasy with women in positions of leadership.”
“There is this fear, there is this anger, even rage about women seeking power, women exercising power and people fall back on these attacks like you’re a witch or you should go to prison,” Clinton continued. “It’s not a majority, thank goodness, it’s not, but it’s a very vocal minority at least in my country. And sometimes these tropes are very much part of the press coverage.”