Hillary Clinton recently sat down with Humans of New York photographer Brandon Stanton and spoke about the pressure women face to appear warm and open while also projecting that they are emotionally strong.
During her session with Stanton, the Democratic presidential nominee recalled taking an admissions test for law school while men heckled her.
“It was intense,” she said, according to a post on the Humans of New York Facebook page. “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 continued: “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.”
Read the full post below:
Clinton is a frequent target of sexist criticism involving how women should act, look and speak. Just hours before the Humans of New York post went live, Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus suggested the former secretary of state smile more:
Clinton quickly fired back:
Earlier on HuffPost: Why It Stings So Badly When Men Tell Hillary Clinton To Smile