Heartbreaking: 15-year-old girl tells Clinton how Trump foments body-image shaming at her school
At a rally in Haverford, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, a 15-year-old girl named Brennan explained to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton that Donald Trump’s view on women was already having an increasing body-image shaming at her school.
“At my school, body image is a really big issue for girls my age,” she told Clinton. “I see with my own eyes the damage Donald Trump does when he talks about women and how they look.”
Brennan wondered what Clinton could do as president to “undo some of that damage and help girls understand that they are so much more than what they look like.”
“I’m so proud of you for asking that question,” the Democratic nominee replied. “You are right, my opponent has just taken this concern to a new level of difficulty and meanness. And you know, it’s shocking when women are called names and judged on the basis, solely on the basis of physical attributes.”
Clinton offered this advice to young women: “We need to laugh at it, we need to refute it, we need to ignore it. And we need to stand up to it and especially the bullying.”
“The pressure of being talked about that way leads some women to try and hurt themselves,” she pointed out. “So we have to be clear as possible, you are more than the way you look.”
Watch the video below from CNN.