Hillary Clinton Plays the Gender Card—Literally—in New Campaign Ad

Take that, Mitch McConnell.

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During a Facebook Q&A earlier this week, Hillary Clinton was asked to respond to Sen. Mitch McConnell, who suggested (opens in new tab) that the "gender card" would not secure the election for her. 

Clinton responded thusly: 

"There is a gender card being played in this campaign," she wrote. "It's played every time Republicans vote against giving women equal pay, deny families access to affordable child care or family leave, refuse to let women make decisions about their health or have access to free contraception. These aren't just women's issues, they are economic issues that drive growth and affect all Americans. Anyone who doesn't get that doesn't understand what our lives are like." 

And has since started a #gendercard hashtag to talk about the pressing issues women face that affect all Americans. After all, she famously said (opens in new tab) "human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights." 

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Now that's a gender card well played.

Megan Friedman
Megan Friedman

Megan Friedman is the former managing editor of the Newsroom at Hearst. She's worked at NBC and Time, and is a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.