Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Southbank Centre in London on Sunday evening. Photo: Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images

2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Sunday that misogyny was "certainly" a factor in her election loss to President Trump and that social media is fueling attacks on high-profile women, Reuters reports.

"There is a reaction to a lot of the success of women and the roles of women right now, and I think social media has lit that up, in a very destructive and toxic way. People may have thought a lot of things in the past, but now it is amplified and it is viral."
— Clinton's comments, per Reuters

Context: The former secretary of state made the comments during a talk at London's Southbank Centre while addressing the issue of several female members of the United Kingdom's parliament announcing they wouldn't stand for re-election at the nation's Dec. 12 election because of online abuse, including rape and death threats, Reuters notes.

The big picture: During her discussion with leading British historian Mary Beard, alongside her daughter, Chelsea Clinton to promote their "Book Of Gutsy Women," she also said " a lot of grown up male leaders" are "scared" of 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, per ITV News.

Go deeper: Ginsburg: Sexism "played a prominent part" in Clinton's loss

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Early voting eclipses 2016 total with 12 days until election

People stand in line to vote early in Fairfax, Virginia in September. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Americans have cast more than 47.1 million ballots in the 2020 presidential election, surpassing the total early-vote count for 2016 with 12 days left until Election Day, according to a Washington Post analysis of voting data.

Why it matters: The election is already underway, as many states have expanded early and mail-in voting options because of the coronavirus pandemic.

What to expect from the final debate of the 2020 election

Trump and Biden at the first debate. Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Image

Watch for President Trump to address Joe Biden as “the big guy” or “the chairman” at tonight's debate as a way of dramatizing the Hunter Biden emails. Hunter's former business partner Tony Bobulinski is expected to be a Trump debate guest.

The big picture: Trump's advisers universally view the first debate as a catastrophe — evidenced by a sharp plunge in Trump’s public and (more convincingly for them) private polling immediately following the debate.

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