(Hillary Clinton) was constantly stepping outside the confines of the box in which women had always operated. She was always confounding us. Not because we all wanted to keep women in a small box, but because there was no model we could compare her to; she didn't make sense to us. Looking at all this through today's lens, none of what she did may seem revolutionary. But it sure made a lot of people uncomfortable in real time. Forty years later there still isn't a model you can compare Hillary Clinton to, and many people still struggle to make sense of her. Even with all the gains women have made across the board, Hillary's life experiences are without parallel. I think that makes it hard for people to relate to her.
-- Jennifer Palmieri, Dear Madam President, p. 42