Hillary Clinton Can't Stand Whining About 'Having It All'


Sorry to disappoint you, incredibly quixotic ignorers of things that Hillary Clinton has been saying for like dozens of months now, but there will be no Hillary Clinton ’16 bumper stickers to affix to your Saab in four years. The Secretary of State has reaffirmed in an interview with Marie Claire that she’s done with politics after Obama’s first term is done. But she also affirmed something a little more controversial: women who complain about not being able to “have it all” need to stop whining.

The remarks came when Marie Claire asked about former State Department staffer Anne-Marie Slaughter’s story in The Atlantic. Called “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All, Slaughter’s piece described the impossibility of juggling her responsibilities as a high-level government employee and a mother of two teenage boys. To those claims, CNN reports that Clinton responded,

I can’t stand whining. I can’t stand the kind of paralysis that some people fall into because they’re not happy with the choices they made. You live in a time when there are endless choices.


Some women are not comfortable working at the pace and intensity you have to work at in these jobs … Other women don’t break a sweat.

I’m not a medical doctor, but that sure looks like a burn.


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