Hillary Clinton: It’s Really Hard For A Woman To Be Tough And Likable
Hillary Clinton says she struggles with appearing both tough and likable while being the first woman nominated by a major party as a presidential candidate.
“I think it’s really hard to be honest,” she said in response to a question from singer Mary J. Blige on her Apple TV show The 411.
“Do you think it’s hard for a woman to be both tough and likeable?” she asked.
Clinton says women have struggled for tens of thousands of years with different societies and cultures defining how a woman should act, pointing out that it was still a struggle for women to lead in business, entertainment and politics.
“It’s still is not fully understood because there’s no blueprint for doing it,” she said. “Everybody comes to it differently, so people are always judging how we look and how we talk and all the rest of it.”
Clinton said she was running for president because she wanted to break the “highest and hardest glass ceiling” so that both boys and girls could realize they could succeed in whatever they wanted to do.