To say that Hillary won the popular vote in 2016 shouldn’t be cited to minimize or, worse still, dismiss the claim that women have a steeper climb to the corridors and chambers of political power than men due to sexism and misogyny. Similarly, to assert that more women are in Congress today than in the past isn’t an adequate rebuttal either.

Things have changed for the better in some ways in recent years, but to think that the playing field is now level is a wrong reading of the reality of a gendered world. Another way to look at Hillary’s presidential run is that had it not been for sexism and misogyny she, not Trump, would be in the White House at this moment.