This is just sad. If it actually took Hillary 600 hours to perfect her hair and makeup, it’s just plain scary to think of what she looks like without all the work.
Elle.com did an in depth and riveting report on the would-be first woman president’s time in front of a mirror:
As the first female presidential candidate nominated by a major political party, Senator Hillary Clinton was under constant scrutiny not only for her for proposed policies, but for her physical appearance. On the campaign trail, Clinton was known for her pantsuits, her coif, and spot-on lipstick. In her new memoir, What Happened, Clinton reflected on her lengthly beauty routine and the pressures she felt to look a certain way.
“I’ve never gotten used to how much effort it takes just to be a woman in the public eye,” Clinton wrote. “I once calculated how many hours I spent having my hair and makeup done during the campaign. It came to about 600 hours, or 25 days. I was so shocked, I checked the math twice.”
And of course, everything is discrimination against women:
While Clinton tried to make time in the makeup chair productive by taking calls and preparing for meetings, she regretted the hours lost—hours her male counterparts could use to do other things. (A recent study showed that women spend 355 hours, or two weeks a year on their appearance.)
“I’m not jealous of my male colleagues often, but I am when it comes to how they can just shower, shave, put on a suit, and be ready to go. The few times I’ve gone out in public without makeup, it’s made the news,” she wrote.
What about the 3:00 a.m. phone call? Imagine how the country would have suffered with Hillary spending so much time putting on her face, that she might have neglected her duties.
We’re glad you have all the time in the world to fix your face and hair now, Hillary.