Now we know why Hillary Clinton wasn’t able to campaign in Michigan and Wisconsin: She was forced to spend so much time looking more presentable to all those sexist American voters who only care about appearance!
During a book event in Australia this week, the failed presidential candidate once again disparaged Americans, saying the double standard for male and female candidates put her at a disadvantage.
“The double standard is alive and well, and it is more difficult for women in public positions — we’ll talk about politics, but it’s true in business, it’s true in media, it’s just true across the board,” Clinton asserted to Julia Gillard, the former Australia prime minister.
“Because there are expectations about womens appearances that are deep within our collective DNA,” she claimed, “so that people feel free to comment, either favorably or unfavorably about hairstyles, clothing fashions, and all the rest of it,” the friend of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour said.
“Now some of that is because we are still getting used to seeing women in these roles,” she told the prime minister who served in that position from 2010 to 2013.
“When you are the only woman doing something, or you are the first woman doing something, there is no basis of comparison,” Clinton lectured, “and so the attention is really focused on the superficial in part because people are trying to make sense of it.
“In politics, men come in all sizes and shapes — all kinds of hairstyles or no hair at all, and it is no remarked upon,” she said, ignoring that Donald Trump’s hairstyle is perhaps the most ridiculed in the political world.
“Because you are used to seeing men in these roles, and also because that’s who you are expecting to see, you are also used to seeing differences in how they present themselves.
“But we are still breaking through. We’re breaking through glass ceilings of all kinds, and we spend a lot of time when you are in the public arena trying to figure it our for ourselves, trying to get to the point where you don’t have to think about it, which is not yet achievable, but something to be sought after,” Clinton said.
“And I did calculate, when you think about — let’s say you spend as a woman an hour a day doing your hair and makeup, and I had a campaign of about 600 hours, because it was 600 days, so you divide that, and think of how many weeks you are spending doing your hair and makeup,” she said.
That’s the equivalent of 25 24-hour days making herself look better for those sexist, superficial American voters.
“I mean, it is exhausting, it is a time suck, and, you know, you finish it, do the best you can, and somebody’s always going to say, ‘Can you believe she wore that?'” she said, full of self-pity.