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Sen. Gillibrand's book aims to highlight broader challenges for women
Sen. Gillibrand's book aims to highlight broader challenges for women

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) says she wrote her new book to encourage more women to raise their voices in the workplace and get involved in politics. But it has been the book's passages about sexist and otherwise inappropriate remarks allegedly made by male members of Congress that have gained widespread attention. Gillibrand wrote that male lawmakers commented about her weight and appearance. After the birth of her second child, one told her she looked “porky.” Another senator told her not to lose too much weight because he liked "his girls chubby.”  “For me those comments didn’t affect me because these kinds of things happen...

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