Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE on Sunday said there is a “double standard” that frowns upon women giving impassioned speeches.
“Look, we are still living with a double standard,” Clinton said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I know it. Every woman I know knows it.”
“You know, sometimes I talk soft, sometimes I get passionate, and I get a little bit excited. I don’t know any man who doesn’t do the same thing, and I find it kind of interesting that this is a big discussion about me once again."
Clinton, who has openly campaigned on the historic nature of her candidacy, said she will keep fighting through the “slings and arrows” that come with being a woman in the public arena.
“Whether you’re in the media as a woman or in the professions or business or politics – and I don’t know anything other to do than just keep forging through it, and just taking the slings and arrows that come with being a woman in the arena,” she said.
“I’m so used to this,” she added. “I’m going to keep making my case. I’m going to keep talking about what I will do as president. I’m going to keep laying out my record, because I think it’s really important that this election be actually about who can do the job that needs to be done starting in January of 2017.”