'Why are they opening the door to have someone say that about them in their workplace?'
It has been almost a year since we witnessed one of the biggest and most horrifying displays of sexism in politics as Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 United States Presidential Election.
The shocking outcome spread the message that if you subordinate women, encourage men to 'grab them by the pussy' and joke that your political opponent doesn't satisfy her husband enough sexually, you will get elected as President of the United States.
It's hardly surprising therefore that a lot of the world, women in particular, are still feeling a lot of pain - especially considering the now President's thoughts on women’s rights.
Opening up in a recent interview, Hillary Clinton addressed the sexism and expressed her sadness and confusion at the women who continue to support Donald Trump.
'When I see women doing that, I think why are they publicly disrespecting themselves?’she explained in an interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid on AM Joy.‘ Why are they opening the door to have someone say that about them in their workplace? In a community setting? Do they not see the connection there?’
Going on to talk about her thoughts on the now President, Hillary explained, ‘I really had such deep doubts about his preparation, his temperament, his character, his experience, but he's been even worse than I thought he would be.’
Hillary has been talking openly about the election in the past few weeks, promoting her new memoir, What Happened, and speaking candidly about the sexism she faced.
‘The moment a woman steps forward and says, “I’m running for office”, it begins,’ she explained to the New York Times. ‘The analysis of her face, her body, her voice, her demeanour; the diminishment of her stature, her ideas, her accomplishments, her integrity – it can be unbelievably cruel.’
She continued: ‘This has to be called out for what it is: a cultural, political, economic game that’s being played to keep women in their place.’
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