Rachel Sanoff
October 04, 2016 6:37 pm
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Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has denounced Republican candidate Donald Trump’s blatant sexism continuously throughout her campaign — and that’s because Donald Trump utters sexist remarks continuously and shamelessly.

You probably remember one of Hillary’s latest (and profoundly moving) ads against Trump. It depicts young girls getting ready for school to a soundtrack of Trump’s horrific body-shaming comments — including his disgusting words regarding the weight of former Miss Universe, Alicia Machado (words that he still defended in a 3 a.m. Twitter rant after the first debate.)

A 15-year old girl who the New York Times later identified as Brennan Leach asked an important, courageous, and devastating question related to the incredibly difficult struggles teenage girls face when it comes to body image.

This was Leach’s question for the first woman presidential candidate of a major political party:

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The fact that we exist in a time when a young girl has to ask that question about a rival presidential candidate is horrifying. Hillary first expressed her pride for the intelligent teenager, saying “Thank you! Wow. I am so proud of you for asking that question.” 

Next, Hillary responded with excellent advice for how to deal with sexism from Donald Trump or from any other person in our lives — on in the internet and in the real world.

Yaassss, laugh in their faces.

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When Brennan spoke to the NY Times after the town hall, she reminded us that Hillary’s ad against Trump is based on young girls’ current realities:

We all remember the terrible self-esteem we were conditioned to have at that impressionable age, which makes it so very important that we protect young girls by exercising our right to vote.

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