Watching Hillary Clinton become the first woman to accept a major party’s presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention was emotional for many observers — sometimes unexpectedly so.
I'm watching the convention, and I'll say only this:— Ashley Esqueda (@AshleyEsqueda) July 29, 2016
I did not realize how much this moment meant to me as a woman until right now.
Hillary looked at Chelsea like my mom looks at me and then I started crying and I can't think #DemsInPhilly— Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) July 29, 2016
whoof. ok that all just got me a lot harder than I expect it to— Lili Loofbourow (@Millicentsomer) July 29, 2016
Sitting here with my young daughter watching Hillary accept the nomination.— michael frazier (@mfraz) July 29, 2016
Feeling all the feels. https://t.co/Qrc0SY8siO
When I was in 3rd grade a boy told me only men could be president. No little girl will ever hear that again.— kaye toal (@ohkayewhatever) July 29, 2016
Now that it’s officially official and I’ve stopped crying after the end of her speech, I’ll finally say, yeah, #ImWithHer.— Kendra (@hintofspy) July 29, 2016
Some talked about how they feel this has been a long time coming for women:
I've been waiting my entire life for a woman president. I cannot believe we are so close, and that Hillary will be that woman. #ImWithHer— Sara Lang (@SaraLang) July 29, 2016
It is amazing to see a woman giving this kind of speech on her way to becoming the next president.— roxane gay (@rgay) July 29, 2016
A MAN AND WOMAN ARE HOLDING HANDS ON A CONVENTION STAGE AND THEY AREN'T MARRIED. *SHES* THE CANDIDATE. #DemsInPhilly— Feminist, The Happy (@HappyFeminist) July 29, 2016
To others, it felt like a symbolic triumph over the decades of sexism that Clinton put up with, and that women in general have put up with for centuries.
I remember this woman getting shit in 1992 for not baking cookies & this is the most fucking satisfying moment ever.— Mary Beth Williams (@embeedub) July 29, 2016
So this warm feeling of recognition — all the ways I see myself in Hillary — that's the feeling mediocre white men have felt since 1776?— Hannah Orenstein (@hannahorens) July 29, 2016
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