Hilary Clinton on Her “Walled Off” Persona

Came across this interesting anecdote from Hillary Clinton today on her image as being cold. It struck me that only a generation ago women were still being yelled at for having the impudence and audacity to take the law school admission test. Society has come a long way. There’s still an awfully long way left to go.

“I was taking a law school admissions test in a big classroom at Harvard. 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.’ 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.

Source: Humans of New York



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