Hillary Clinton: "I am now back to being an activist-citizen and part of the Resistance."

Hillary Clinton spoke at the Women for Women International conference today, and she said so many terrific things!

She noted, for example, that she was winning until James Comey and Wikileaks intervened to created doubt about her. She observed that Donald Trump had ridiculed her for preparing. She reminded people that she won the popular vote. She talked about writing a book about the campaign. She said: "I am now back to being an activist-citizen and part of the Resistance."

And she talked about the impact of misogyny on the election:

Christiane Amanpour: If you could address—you've just spoken eloquently about the sexism, misogyny, and inequity around the world—but do you believe it exists here still? And do you think—

[sustained audience laughter; Hillary laughs and makes a facetious curious gesture, saying, "Hmm."]

Amanpour: Do you think— Were you a victim of misogyny, and why do you think you lost the majority of the white female vote—the security moms, the people who want to be protected from the kinds of challenges you're talking about right now?

Hillary Clinton: Right, well, that—the book's coming out in the fall. [laughter; Hillary grins] Just to give you—just to give you a tiny little preview, ahh, yes, I do think it played a role. I think other things did, as well.

Every day that goes by, we learn more about some of the unprecedented interference, including from a foreign power, whose leader is not a member of my fan club. [laughter]

So I think it is real, it is very much a part of the landscape politically and socially and economically.

You know, an example that has nothing to do with me personally, is this whole question of equal pay. You know, we just had Equal Pay Day in April, which is how long [white] women have to work past the first of the year to make the equivalent of what men make the prior year in comparable professions. And we know it's a problem in our country. It's not something that exists far away; it exists right here.

And it's really troubling to me that we are still grappling with how to deal in an economy to ensure that people who do the work that is expected of them get paid fairly.
And just because there is no end to the awesome Hillary Clinton can bring, she also piqued Donald Trump in the most amazing way, claiming her space, her win, and using her beautiful refusal to diminish herself to simultaneously provoke and shame the brittle monster in the Oval Office.

Clinton: I did win more than 3 million votes than my opponent. [cheers and applause] So, it's like, really? [gestures contemptuously]

Amanpour: I feel a tweet coming!

Clinton: Well, pft, fine. Better that than interfering in foreign affairs. If he wants to tweet about me, I'm happy to be the...diversion. Because we've got lots of other things to worry about. And he should worry less about the election, [puts her hand to the side of her mouth as if to whisper conspiratorially] and my winning the popular vote, [laughter] than doing some other things that would be important for the country.
The best president we never had. Hillary Clinton.

Shakesville is run as a safe space. First-time commenters: Please read Shakesville's Commenting Policy and Feminism 101 Section before commenting. We also do lots of in-thread moderation, so we ask that everyone read the entirety of any thread before commenting, to ensure compliance with any in-thread moderation. Thank you.

blog comments powered by Disqus