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Marie Antoinette Was A Much Different Woman Than History Remembers

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One wouldn't immediately make comparisons between Hillary Clinton and the infamous Marie Antoinette, but a deeper search into the doomed French queen's history brings to light scandals, rumors, and a lengthy (and mostly undeserved) public hatred that practically mirrors Clinton's tumultuous political career.

Both Marie Antoinette and Hillary Clinton were women hated for things that were either blown out of proportion or weren't even true. Both women were blasphemed by the public and put on trial, so to speak, for their alleged slights against their 'people.' Comparing the two can illuminate the fact that the way female public figures were treated over two hundred years ago and today isn't all that different.

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