Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton responded to frequent criticism that she is too "aloof or cold" in a caption under her portrait on Humans of New York, a viral portrait photography page.
Clinton shared a story about how she was heckled before taking a law school admissions test. She said one man told her, "If you take my spot, I'll get drafted, and I'll go to Vietnam, and I'll die." Clinton said, however, that she didn't respond because she "couldn't afford to get distracted because [she] didn't want to mess up the test."
Young women have a tough task of learning to control their responses without coming off as aloof, she said.
"And that's a hard path to walk. Because you need to protect yourself, you need to keep steady, but at the same time you don't want to seem 'walled off.' And sometimes I think I come across more in the 'walled off' arena," Clinton said.