Like many after the 2016 election, Barbra Streisand was disappointed with the results. In fact, she was heartbroken.
On Wednesday, the Oscar winner opened up about Hillary Clinton’s loss during an interview with WNYC’s Leonard Lopate. In her opinion, it all came down to the fact that “women are still so underestimated” in society.
“It’s incredible to watch even this last election with Hillary, the kind of strong woman, the powerful woman, the educated woman, the experienced woman, being thought of as the other, or too elite, or too educated,” she said.
“It’s very, very odd to me, and it was heartbreaking for her to lose, you know?”
She later added, “Power and woman has always been suspect. Strong women have always been suspect ― don’t you think? ― in this country.”
Streisand, a strong, powerful woman in her own right, has long been an advocate for women’s rights and has openly talked about sexism in society over the years.
Aside from that, she established The Streisand Foundation in 1986, which is “committed to gaining women’s equality,” and she’s contributed millions to the Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, which was renamed in her honor.
She was also actively involved during Clinton’s campaign, lending her time to fundraising events and speaking out against then-Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Following the election, she attended the Women’s March in LA, where she gave a speech telling the crowd that Trump’s presidency “presents a real opportunity for social change, and sometimes we have to hit rock bottom in order to rise up again.”
To hear Streisand’s full interview with Lopate, head to WNYC.