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 the playing field isn’t level yet. We still live in is a gendered world. Another way to look at Hillary’s presidential run is to ask: Were it not for sexism and misogyny would she, not Trump, be in the White House?