Hillary Clinton has been loudly criticized for looking like a robot, acting emotionally distant and committing the terrible sin of “failing to smile.”
While some of that criticism feels sexist, a new interview in Humans of New York crafts an explanation for this perceived behavior. In multiple stories published Wednesday, Clinton explains that she had to learn how to “control her emotions” in order to be successful as a woman in politics.
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“I had to learn as a young woman to control my emotions,” Clinton said. “And that’s a hard path to walk. Because you need to protect yourself, you need to keep steady, but at the same time you don’t want to seem ‘walled off.” Read more…More about Election 2016, Hillary Clinton, Humans Of New York, Watercooler, and Politics
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