Clinton's Emotional New Video Reminds Us How Hard It Is To Be A Teenage Girl
It must be crazy stressful — but also kind of fun — to work on the Clinton campaign right now.
It's crazy stressful because you're the best hope against a reality TV star becoming the president of the United States, but it must be fun because to bring him down, all you have to use are his own terrible words — and there are a whole bunch of them.
So this new ad, called “Mirrors,” was released and the only spoken words it has — aside from Clinton approving this message — are directly from Trump.
The ad plays a series of Trump's sexist quotes. As these quotes are being heard, we see teenage and adolescent girls looking at themselves in the mirror.
Trump says things like,
I'd look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers…
A person who is flat-chested is very hard to be a '10.'
Anyways, that's who the Republican presidential nominee is right now. Yay!
The ad ends with text reading,
Is this the president we want for our daughters?
The new ad is effective in the same way a previous Clinton ad was effective. In the ad “Role Models,” Trump's quotes are heard alongside images of young children listening to them.
You see these young kids listening as Trump says things like,
I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any votes, ok?
It also includes Trump calling Mexican Americans “rapists,” saying Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever” and mocking a reporter with disabilities.
That ad ends by asking if he's who we want our children watching as an example.
As someone who was once an adolescent girl, that image of staring at myself in the mirror is evocative. Trying to imagine being that age and hearing the awful things Trump has said about women and women's appearances is definitely difficult.
Have you registered to vote yet?