Jimmy Kimmel took it upon himself Thursday to give Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonDNI official challenges reports of low morale in intelligence community Why the GOP cannot sweep its Milo scandal under the rug Dems worry too much about upsetting others. That needs to stop. MORE a little lesson in “mansplaining.”
“Are you familiar with ‘mansplaining?'” he asked the former secretary of State on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!" "Do you know what that is?”
“Actually, it’s when a man explains something to a woman in a condescending way, but you were close,” Kimmel retorted. "Mansplaining is a way that we men can help women be better.”
Kimmel then suggested Clinton deliver her typical stump speech from behind a podium while he “mansplained” her performance.
“Is that what you’re going to wear to do this?” he asked. "I just think you need to think of something more fun next time."
“Not too fun, serious but not too serious,” he added. "You want to be stylish without looking like you’re trying to be stylish. And also presidential.”
“I’m just going to wear this,” Clinton responded.
Kimmel then playfully interrupted Clinton immediately after she began speaking, accusing the former first lady of having her volume too loud.
“You’re shouting,” he said. "You don’t have to shout like that. It hurts my ears. It comes off a little shrill for men. I mean, you’re making a speech, not an arrest, so tone it down.”
Clinton then lowered her voice, leading to Kimmel further berating her for talking as quietly as “a mouse.”
“You’re not doing it right,” he concluded after further critiquing the speech. "I can’t quite put my finger on it but something is, you’re not...”
“A man?” Clinton asked, cutting him off.
Clinton’s supporters have repeatedly charged that she faces unfair treatment as a presidential candidate because of her gender.
Multiple female senators who back Clinton last month accused the media and political opponents of a sexist “double standard” against Clinton.