Hillary Clinton wants to extend the Obamacare rule that healthcare companies cannot discriminate against women and charge them more than men for their healthcare. Hillary Clinton wants to push for equal pay and for paid family leave and for better and cheaper childcare.
While Trump chose a running mate, [Mike] Pence, who wrote a [letter to an Indianapolis newspaper] about how women shouldn’t work because it’s bad for the family.
And I think that’s the real shame: We spent the last 48 hours talking about these disgusting, disgusting comments and disgusting behavior instead of talking about hurricane relief or what’s going on in Flint, Michigan. GLAMOUR: The reaction from the American public has basically been shock and horror. NP: I thought Hillary Clinton was remarkably elegant and intelligent and focusing on the issues even though her opponent was trying to bring the talk always to vulgar, low levels.
It’s just appalling to have to be dealing with such nonsense and such disgusting, you know, criminal speech. Even his presence was bullying, was lurking, and was just mainly creepy.
And she has a real history of uniting people, of being able to work with both Republicans and Democrats, of trying to fight for people’s equal rights.So we’re really facing such a stark contrast between the candidates.Not to mention the vulgarity that Trump has been spouting about women for his entire life and continues to throughout his campaign.Did playing that role offer you any special insight into the interior lives of this particular subset of women?NP: Well I think that we, women, are so often defined by who our husbands are and what our husbands do. Your relationship with your husband should be an important part of your private life, but publicly you should be able to define yourself.I campaigned for her when she was in the primaries against Obama, actually. What made you decide to jump in now and use your voice? This is the first time in my voting life that I feel not only passionate about my candidate, but also that the alternative would be catastrophic. [Tuesday] is the end of voter registration [in Pennsylvania].And I really want to get the word out to people to register because of course, the more people vote, the more our democracy works.Whereas we really see the polar opposite in her opponent.GLAMOUR: This is your first time on the road campaigning for Clinton—NP: —this time around.I think mainly it’s an optics thing: to be able to visualize a woman in a position of power.It’s going to be wonderful for all of us in every field.