Hillary Clinton announced she is writing a memoir about her election less.
“Certainly, misogyny played a role,” Clinton said Thursday at the Women in the World Summit in New York. “Some people — women included — had real problems [with the idea of a woman president].”
Clinton says she refused to give in to bullying, and that enraged her opponents further.
“Part of the personal attacks, part of the bullying, part of the name-calling is to crush your spirit, to make you feel inadequate, to make you doubt yourself,” she said. “And I just refused to do that. And that infuriated them even more.”
Hillary added that society has had a longstanding disdain for successful women like herself. And that’s the reason she lost an election:
With men, success and ambition are correlated with likability, so the more successful a man is, the more likable he becomes! With a woman, guess what? It’s the exact opposite.
So the more successful and therefore ambitious a woman is, the less likable she becomes. That’s the inverse correlation that lies at the heart of a lot of the attacks and the misogyny.
Clinton also blamed Russian meddling and FBI Director James Comey’s criminal investigation into her unsecured email server from her election loss.
When asked if she’s considering running for re-election, Hillary claimed she isn’t interested. “I am looking at doing interesting things,” she said. “I don’t think that will ever include running for office again.”
Watching Clinton. She has so far blamed 2016 on:
-"Weaponization of info"
Nothing about her campaign yet.
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) April 6, 2017
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) April 6, 2017
Working title: "Everyone's to Blame but Me" https://t.co/4KgB7opHEo
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) April 6, 2017
@jeneps Hillary has been playing the woman victim card since the 90's.
— Jeremy (@The_Smirker) April 6, 2017
— The Thin Blue Line (@deplorablecop) April 7, 2017