Hillary Clinton Opens Up About Being 'Emotionless' In Candid 'HONY' Post
Hillary Clinton is often criticized for not seeming genuine enough. Some people perceive her as nothing more than a heartless, career politician.
After a political forum hosted by NBC on Wednesday night, for example, RNC chairman Reince Preibus tweeted the Democratic presidential nominee didn't "smile."
What Preibus said was fundamentally sexist, but it also reflects how a lot of people feel about Clinton.
In an extremely candid post from "Humans of New York," Hillary Clinton opened up about why some people might view her as "cold" and "unemotional."
The former secretary of state discussed how her experiences attempting to enter traditionally male-dominated roles as a young woman made her guarded.
Specifically, she talked about what it was like to take the law school admissions test at Harvard and some of the backlash she received for being a woman.
This is maybe one of the most personal public statements Hillary Clinton has ever made, and it touches on an unfortunate problem in America.
Let's face it, while not all of the opposition to Hillary Clinton is based on the fact she's a woman, a lot of it is inherently misogynistic.
It's no coincidence Clinton is the first female presidential nominee for a major political party in US history, and she's consistently struggled to gain the approval of white male voters -- the group that has dominated American society throughout its history.
Not to mention, some of the most popular campaign-related T-shirts at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland or at Trump rallies have said things like, "TRUMP THAT BITCH" and "HILLARY SUCKS BUT NOT LIKE MONICA."
You get the picture.
We clearly have a lot of work to do when it comes to recognizing the value of having women leaders, and treating them with respect, even if we disagree with their politics.