On CNN, Hillary Clinton Addresses Sexist Attacks Against Her: “We Are Still Living With A Double Standard”

From the February 7 edition of CNN's State of the Union:

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JAKE TAPPER (HOST): A lot of your supporters were very upset this last week when some older male pundits suggested that you are a shouter. Now, I would observe that Bernie Sanders doesn't exactly talk in a whisper. But, that said, do you think that the coverage of you is sexist? Do you think that when male pundits say things like that, they have a different standard for you? 

HILLARY CLINTON: And I don't want to single anybody out, Jake. Look, we are still living with a double standard. And I know it. Every woman I know knows it. Whether you're in the media as a woman, or you're in the professions or business or politics. And I don't know anything other to do than to just keep forging through it and just taking the slings and arrows that come with being a woman in the arena. You know, sometimes I talk soft. Sometimes I get passionate and I get a little bit excited. I don't know any man who doesn't do the same thing. And I find it sort of interesting that all of a sudden this is a big discussion about me, once again. I'm so used to this. I'm going to keep making my case. I'm going to keep talking about what I will do as president. I'm going to keep laying out my record. Because I think it's really important that this election be actually about who can do the job that needs to be done starting in January of 2017.


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