Clinton Campaign Official Invokes ‘Internalized Misogyny’ in Talking About Women’s Vote

Jess McIntosh, who was director of communications outreach on the Hillary Clinton campaign, talked on MSNBC tonight about why the white female vote didn’t go more for Clinton like people expected.

Chris Hayes pointed out how Clinton didn’t really get that much more of the white women vote than President Obama did in 2012––”a point better.”

McIntosh responded, “Internalized misogyny is a real thing.”

“We as a society react poorly to women seeking positions with power,” she explained. “We feel uncomfortable with that and then we seek to justify that uncomfortable feeling.”

She did acknowledge Democrats have work to do in reaching out to the women who didn’t vote for the first female major party candidate.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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