Thank you Melissa for this wonderfully worded and powerful piece.
Your last line was the most powerful…
“Because Hillary Clinton knows she has value, which is one of the most brazen assertions any woman can make.”
People are angered not by Hillary’s refusal to take blame, she does admit to her faults and weaknesses, it is because she refuses to be self-deprecating. Society demands that women subordinate themselves and are appalled when women like Hillary don’t. Hillary’s biggest ‘crime’ has always been that she refuses to “stay in her own lane”. This is a ‘law’ worth breaking. I am so grateful to women like Hillary and women like Melissa who speak out to defend her. May you always choose any damn lane you want.