Hillary: 2016 Defeat a Combination of ‘Misogyny’ Caused by Globalization, ‘Old-Fashioned Sexism’

Hillary: 2016 Defeat a Combination of ‘Misogyny’ Caused by Globalization, ‘Old-Fashioned Sexism’

Hillary Clinton
Monday at Georgetown University during a panel discussion on women and human rights, 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said her loss to Donald Trump was a combination of misogyny caused by globalization anxiety and “old-fashioned sexism and a refusal to accept the equality of women.” When asked about a backlash against women’s rights, Clinton said, “I see it as a reaction that is driven by lots of different motives, some of them having to do with people feeling insecure, frightened, disappointed, discouraged—name whatever emotion you want—about their lives and the ongoing globalization of the economy, which is leaving many people out. And we haven’t seen anything yet. Wait until robotics and AI, artificial intelligence really takes off. So when people are insecure and anxious, they often defend against their own feeling by rejecting others. That often happens with minorities. It happens with ethnicities, races, religion and it also happens with respect to women.” She continued, “Any of you who have read my book about what happened know that I think misogyny and sexism was part of that campaign. It was one of the contributing factors, and some of it was old-fashioned sexism and a refusal to accept the equality of women,

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