She spoke at an event for the Children's Defense Fund
Last night, at an event for the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington, D.C., former Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, made her first public appearance after a devastating loss to Donald Trump. Although she admitted the defeat wasn’t easy, Clinton still had positive words for the country. “The divisions laid bare by this election run deep, but please listen to me when I say this: America is worth it, our children are worth it,” Clinton said. “Believe in our country, fight for our values, and never, ever give up,” Many were moved by not only her words, but were uplifted by her appearance as well.
As the most prominent woman in American political history, Clinton has been unfairly criticized for her looks since she first stepped into public life. Whether it was her hair, clothes or makeup, Clinton has been forced to navigate a ridiculous labyrinth of double standards since the late ‘70s. So last night, many took note of the fact that she had on very little makeup and her hair looked natural.
Many people on Twitter saw Clinton’s refreshing look as a middle finger to the patriarchy she’s had to endure over the years.
the fact that @HillaryClinton wore little to no makeup at her speech is so 🙌🏻🙌🏻— k (@k)1479398464.0
Watching Hillary Clinton- makeup free yet elegant- speaking at the CDF broke my heart & resolved my resistance to Trump's bigotry & hate.— Caroline (@Caroline)1479349906.0
So much hate re: relatively bare-faced HRC. Compared to a man who wears enough makeup/bronzer for 2 drag queens. TY4 2nite @HillaryClinton.— James Mowdy | BSPOKE (@James Mowdy | BSPOKE)1479359509.0
Love that @HillaryClinton decided not to wear makeup in her first speech off the campaign. She's clearly had it wit… https://t.co/123tvH3Bwn— Madelaine Pisani (@Madelaine Pisani)1479361059.0
While I'm still finding it hard to get out of bed, @HillaryClinton is strong as ever. Amazing, super power strength… https://t.co/HsVUKK4ZDf— susan solomon (@susan solomon)1479389935.0