- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says her colleague Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is right — sexism in the Senate is alive and kicking.

The Massachusetts Democrat declined to give details of her personal experience with bias in the male-dominated congressional chamber, CNN reported.

But on the Colorado campaign trail she agreed that Ms. Gillibrand’s mention of the sexism that goes forth in the Senate is on the mark — and that she has felt it herself.

When asked if she had experienced different treatment because of her gender, Ms. Warren said, “yes,” CNN reported. When asked if she would elaborate, Ms. Warren said, “nope,” the media outlet reported.

“But it’s hard to change these big, male dominated institutions,” she said, CNN reported. “What I am very happy about is that there are now enough women in the United States Senate to bring change to that place and I think that’s just powerfully important.”

Currently, 20 women serve in the Senate.

“You know, others have said it before me,” she said, CNN reported. “If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu.”

But she also cut the conversation short.

“I’ve said all I am going to say,” she said.

Ms. Gillibrand described in her book how she was treated to various gender-related instances of bias — recounting how one male senator commenting about her appearance even went so far as to squeeze her waist.

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