Hillary Clinton Reveals That Misogyny 'Certainly' Played A Role In Her Losing The Election

In her first interview since the election, Hillary Clinton reveals she wrestles with the amount of white women who voted for Trump...

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In the few months after the US election, the internet was playing the Hillary Clinton version of 'Where's Wally?'

Seemingly disappearing from the public eye completely, we were forced to ask the question, 'Where exactly was Hillary?'

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Well, she appeared to be laying low, going to her granddaughter's dance performances and taking long walks in the woods. With all that post-election trauma, we might have done the same Hillary.

There's even Twitter accounts dedicated to spotting who @HRCInTheWild is calling, 'The People's President'.

Whether the people's President or not, Donald Trump still took office and Hillary did her 'soul searching'. But now she's back.

Giving uplifting speeches, condemning sexism and getting standing ovations at Broadway shows left, right and centre.

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Speaking at the Women in The World Summit in New York, Hillary gave her first interview since the election. Subjects of choice included her speaking very frankly about Russia, Syria and the role misogyny took in her election loss.

She told the crowd and the interviewer, Nicholas Kristof, that although there were many contributing factors to Trump's success, misogyny undoubtedly played a role.

It is a well-known and much reported fact that 52% of white women voted for Trump in the election. The result? Many claimed that intersectional feminism had failed, and internalised misogyny and misogyny were still rife in the US.

Hillary said of this notion:

I spent a lot of time wrestling with this. As you might guess I've thought about it more than once...It is fair to say ... that certainly misogyny played a role. I mean, that just has to be admitted.

Hillary Clinton speaks with journalist Nicholas Kristof on stage at the 8th Annual Women In The World Summit
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She later unpacked her thoughts on sexism in the campaign, saying:

With men, success and ambition are correlated with likeability. So the more successful a man is, the more likeable he becomes. With a women, guess what? It's the exact opposite. So the more successful and therefore 'ambitious' a woman is, the less likeable she becomes. That's the inverse correlation that lies at the heart of a lot of the attacks and misogyny. And it's unsconcious.

The presidential candidate was also forthright in calling for the US to carry out their own airstrikes on Assad's airfields, particularly in response to the chemical attack that killed 86 Syrian civilians on Tuesday this week.

Only a few hours later, Trump launched an air strike on the airfields.

And yes, she also mentioned Russia, saying:

What was done to us was an act of aggression and it was carried out by a foreign power under the control of someone who has a deep desire to dominate Europe and to send us into a tailspin...What Putin wanted to do was sow distrust and confusion as well as influence our election.

You can watch the entire interview here. It's about an hour, but worth every HRC-jam-packed second:

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