Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright Scold Young Women Backing Bernie Sanders http://nyti.ms/23R7s1p
Ah, this is rich. Feminist icons of yesteryear berating today’s young women for thinking for themselves instead of doing what the establishment tells them they should do. So what if the establishment is feminist icons. Is this the new patriarchy?
That Gloria Steinem accuses young women of voting for Bernie for sexist reasons shows that Ms Steinem hasn’t kept pace with the real changes in and for women that she helped bring about in the first place. The irony.
That women might not want to vote for Hillary Clinton because they don’t trust her, that is not and should not be such a far fetched idea. Just because you’re like me (a woman, a man, a religious affiliate, a minority, name whatever subgroup) shouldn’t prevent me from seeing that you might sell me down the river. Especially if your convictions are tied to political winds.
And I applaud women who support Bernie Sanders because his convictions align with theirs.
Unlike Madeleine Albright, I think there’s a special place on earth and in heaven for women and for all people who have the courage of their convictions and don’t blindly do what they’re told.
Let us be rid of patriarchal bullying, even if it comes from finger-wagging, self-important feminist icons who have now become the establishment.
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