Hillary and her daughter Chelsea Clinton have blamed their 2016 election failure on misogyny. Chelsea said she was “deeply saddened” at the sexism she experienced while campaigning for her mother.
“I’m not surprised. I’m deeply saddened,” Chelsea said during an interview for Variety media outlet. “I think it’s important for us to realize we can’t take progress for granted. Progress has to be continually defended as well as advanced. I think about this multiple times a day. It’s 2017, and we’re fighting again on fights that were settled a few years ago around gay rights, women’s reproductive health; fights to ensure we’re a country that’s always moving toward a more perfect union and not moving toward disunion, disunity, and segregation.”
When asked what she would tell the 66 million people who voted for her mother, Chelsea replied, “Everything that took you to the polls that day, hopefully takes you to the streets, takes you to social media, takes you into conversations at work, at home, wherever you may be — to talk about what’s really at risk in this moment,” she said. “Because I think everything is at risk.”
According to the Daily Caller:
In her first interview since losing the election, Hillary Clinton said “certainly misogyny played a role” in her losing the election.
“I mean, that just has to be admitted,” Hillary said at the time. “And why and what the underlying reasons were is what I’m trying to parse out myself.”
Variety and Lifetime have teamed up to give Chelsea an Impact Award for her charitable work .