Chelsea Surprised by Sexism

Former first daughter touches on hot issue while stumping
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2008 11:44 AM CDT
Chelsea Clinton says that she always got support from both female and male family members, one reason she was surprised to find so much sexism still prevalent in the US.   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Once and possibly future first daughter Chelsea Clinton said Friday that she "really didn't get how much sexism there was in this country" until the New Hampshire primary campaign, when someone told her he didn't think a woman could be commander in chief, and some men disrupted a campaign rally to stand up and tell her mother: "Iron my shirt." 

Clinton, 28, said she was surprised sexism still existed because she has always been supported by both the men and women in her family."I didn't realize that that wasn't expected yet in the rest of our country," Clinton said in North Carolina. "I have been so profoundly more grateful than I have ever been over the past few months for my parents because of that."