If Gail Sheehy's article Hillaryland at War is to be believed, Hillary Clinton did face a ton of sexism — from inside her own circle of advisers. From her advisers admitting that "nobody knew how to run a woman as a candidate for President" to the title quote to Mark Penn insisting that she couldn't show "weakness," aka, any kind of emotion or female-ness, to Bill Clinton insisting "you can't run as a woman," it seems like Hillary faced as much sexism from within her inner circle as from without. Could she have run a credible campaign as a woman instead of running, as Penn and her husband reportedly insisted, as the "toughest man in the race"? Millions of women would probably say yes, but, then, by Indiana, Penn was courting white men anyway.

Related: Hillaryland At War [Vanity Fair]


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