Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, spoke about her electoral loss in an interview with Australia's first female prime minister. Clinton said there is a "very large portion" of people uneasy with women in positions of power. However, Clinton said it's "not a majority."
"There is still a very large proportion of the population that is uneasy with women in positions of leadership, and so the easiest way to kind of avoid having to look at someone on her merits is to dismiss her on her looks," Clinton said at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
"There is this fear, there is this anger, even rage about women seeking power, women exercising power and people fall back on these attacks like you're a witch or you should go to prison. It's not a majority, thank goodness. It's not. But it's a very vocal minority at least in my country and sometimes these tropes are very much part of the press coverage," Clinton also said.