Hillary Clinton plans to stand under literal glass ceiling on election night. I mean, OK, sure.
Hillary Clinton may not know if she will become the first woman POTUS, but at least she knows where she will hold her election night party: in a building with a glass ceiling and walls. The Democratic nominee and her campaign crew will be at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan Nov. 8. When she conceded to President Obama in 2008, she noted that she was not able to break the highest glass ceiling and become president, but now she’s really going for it! Because! As we all know, gender inequality and limitations on the upward mobility of women in the U.S. is OVER FOR GOOD once we have one rich, white lady in the White House. No more dreams to dream, guys. The war is over.
Earlier this year, she returned back to the glass ceiling topic at the Democratic National Convention and encouraged her supporters to continue to push until every American woman and girl can get access to the opportunities they desire. Proverbial glass ceilings that women face in various industries have been a topic of discussion for years and became even more prominent with Clinton’s first presidential run and Sheryl Sandberg’s 2013 book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead.
Now, with her venue choice, it seems like she has kept that observation to heart and is determined to break a glass ceiling while standing under a glass ceiling. Is it coincidence? Hell nah. If Hillary wins, she just might let her petty flag fly and post an Instagram photo of her fist up against a glass panel. Or, maybe she will go ahead and throw something at the ceiling for the heck of it, because it’s obvious that she is really into this glass ceiling metaphor.
The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is certainly fit for a president. It is a whopping 840,000 square feet, spreads six blocks along the Hudson River, and will offer stunning views of the starry sky as Democrats pray to all the gods that Donald Trump doesn’t become the leader of the free world.
Interestingly enough, Trump is not a fan of the impressive convention center. Years ago, he got the option to develop the site and spent years trying to convince NYC to build a convention center at that site. He also lobbied to have the building named after him in exchange for waving a $833K fee for the city. But, the city chose a different developer and Trump was pissed off. So, not only is Clinton making a direct reference to the glass ceiling women face, she is also trolling her opponent in the shadiest of ways. Bravo Mrs. Clinton.
By the time Clinton supporters and campaign volunteers fill the convention space, most of America’s votes will already be cast. Whether it’s out of joy or frustration, let’s hope Clinton literally breaks some glass — now that would be some election night drama to stay awake for.