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Elizabeth Warren describes the brutal double standard of discussing sexism in the 2020 race

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) isn't mincing her words anymore.

After dropping out of the 2020 race on Thursday, Warren delivered the brutally honest truth about what it was like to talk about sexism while running for president. While talking about sexism would get her branded a "whiner," ignoring it would leave women thinking "what planet do you live on?" Warren said.

"Gender," Warren said in a Thursday press conference, "is the trap question for everyone." "If you say, yeah, there was sexism in this race, everyone says, 'whiner.' And if you say, no, there was no sexism, about a bazillion women think 'What planet do you live on?'" Warren continued. She then promised she'd "have a lot more to say on that subject" in the future. Kathryn Krawczyk