We have a long way to go until the next U.S. federal election in November 2016, but already presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has been bombarded with sexist comments.
The Yale graduate has several firsts under her belt. In 1978 she became the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation and in 1979 was named the first female partner at Rose Law Firm in Arkansas. In 2000 she became the first female senator from Arkansas and was re-elected in 2006. This is her second run for the Democratic nomination. In 2008 she won more primaries and delegates than any other female candidate in American history, but lost to Barack Obama who went on to win the presidency.
This round is looking much more promising. Last night Clinton dominated the Democratic presidential debate and even her biggest competition, Bernie Sanders, came to her defence regarding the email scandal.
Despite her impressive C.V., some people just can’t get over the fact that she is a woman. The list of sexist comments made about Clinton is, sadly, endless, but let’s sum up the most damaging (and recurring) ones in the media.