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09/29/2016 06:40 pm ET Updated Sep 30, 2016

Jill Stein: Women In Politics Are Regularly 'Dismissed' And 'Sidelined'

"We’re treated as second-class citizens."

During her decades in politics, Hillary Clinton been questioned about her likability, her “not-so-attractive” voice and her “look.” 

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, in a sit-down interview with The Huffington Post, says that she, too, has faced similar obstacles while campaigning. 

“We are dismissed. We are sort of sidelined and we’re treated as second-class citizens, not worthy of the debate for example, not worthy of press coverage,” she told host Alyona Minkovski.

The Green Party nominee, who is currently polling around 3 percent, added that she’s found it tough to generate the media buzz that her Democrat and Republican counterparts have enjoyed. 

“Is it because I’m a woman? It is because I’m challenging corporate power? Is it because the Green Party is challenging militarism, corporatism and imperialism?” she asked. “You know, they kind of go hand in hand with sexism, so it’s hard to extricate them.” 

Stein, whose platform looks to take on climate action, establish a $15 minimum wage and demilitarize the police, said that her progressive plans oppose the status quo in a way that neither GOP nominee Donald Trump nor Clinton would.

“Yes, we are a challenge to business as usual. We are proud of it. I guess I’m used to it enough that I hardly even notice and we are just focusing. We’ve got our eyes on the prize,” she said. 

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