Hillary is only unlikable because of sexism, according to Hillary.
The Democratic nominee is notoriously unlikable, and often perceived as cold, robotic or unemotional. She's also known for playing up the gender card and crying sexism at every available opportunity. On Wednesday, the two collided: Hillary excused her "cold" and "unemotional" persona by citing good old-fashioned sexism.
“I know that I can be perceived as aloof or cold or unemotional. But I had to learn as a young woman to control my emotions. And that’s a hard path to walk," oppressed Hillary told Humans of New York.
Hillary told a sob story in which she was supposedly victimized by men during a law school admissions test at Ivy league Harvard her senior year. She claims she was harassed by a group of sexist men who feared being drafting to serve in Vietnam.
“I was taking a law school admissions test in a big classroom at Harvard,” said Hillary. “My friend and I were some of the only women in the room.
“I was feeling nervous. I was a senior in college. I wasn’t sure how well I’d do. And while we’re waiting for the exam to start, a group of men began to yell things like: ‘You don’t need to be here.’ And ‘There’s plenty else you can do.’ It turned into a real ‘pile on,'" she continued.
“One of them even said: ‘If you take my spot, I’ll get drafted, and I’ll go to Vietnam, and I’ll die.’ And they weren’t kidding around. It was intense. It got very personal. But I couldn’t respond. I couldn’t afford to get distracted because I didn’t want to mess up the test. So I just kept looking down, hoping that the proctor would walk in the room," she said.
Hillary then used the alleged incident to explain away her angry, cold persona and glaring failure to connect with the American people:
“I know that I can be perceived as aloof or cold or unemotional,” she said. “But I had to learn as a young woman to control my emotions. And that’s a hard path to walk.”
Hillary continued: “Because you need to protect yourself, you need to keep steady, but at the same time you don’t want to seem ‘walled off.’ And sometimes I think I come across more in the ‘walled off’ arena. And if I create that perception, then I take responsibility."
"I had to learn as a young woman to control my emotions. And that’s a hard path to walk."
The Democratic nominee insists that she's not actually cold or unemotional, as her friends and family can apparently attest.
"I don’t view myself as cold or unemotional," she said. "And neither do my friends. And neither does my family. But if that sometimes is the perception I create, then I can’t blame people for thinking that.”
Hillary has used this story before to paint America as a sexist nation which rejects ambitious women. She told New York Magazine in May that the "level of visceral… fear, anxiety, insecurity" she felt that day "plays a role” in how America perceives driven women.
“Unpacking this, understanding it, is for writers like you,” Hillary told the magazine.“I’m just trying to cope with it. Deal with it. Live through it.”
Poor, poor Hillary.