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Young women Get With It and vote Hillary: Recommend  Madeleine Albright

Re “Female Icons Tell the Young to Get With It” (front page, Feb. 8):

As a female college student preparing to enter “the real world,” I find that there is little that is more important to me than feminism.

But I am tired of being condescended to by other women about the presidential election.

I find Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright’s arguments that young women who support Bernie Sanders need to wise up incredibly offensive. (Ms. Steinem has apologized.)

How dare these women imply that young women who vote for Senator Sanders are simply too immature and absent-minded to understand that Hillary Clinton is the better candidate?

Is it possible that some young women are voting for Mr. Sanders because they agree with his policies more?

Sure, to cast a vote for Mrs. Clinton is to support a woman. But she is not a messiah, and her presidency would certainly not be the end of a long road for feminism. (And she vehemently supported all US preemptive wars)

Ms. Steinem and Ms. Albright are reacting to Mrs. Clinton’s lack of support among young female voters by slinging insults at the women who have supported and looked up to them for years.

If we are going to assume that women are intelligent enough to form their own opinions, then women must respect other women’s choices.

A woman can be a feminist and vote for Mr. Sanders, and no amount of tantrum-throwing from powerful women will change that.

When it comes down to it, Ms. Steinem and Ms. Albright’s inflammatory claims will serve only to further divide feminists, as they perpetuate the very chasm they lament.


Charlottesville, Va.

To the Editor:

Although I am a 67-year-old feminist, I am horrified and angry that Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright think that Hillary Clinton should be nominated because she is a woman. That is no different from losing because you are a woman.

Choosing the Democratic presidential nominee is not and never should be a feminist issue. The nominee must be the best person for the job: the person with the most experience and the ability to be elected.

Mrs. Clinton has the most experience to run the country and a greater ability to win the election than Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist.

In 1972 George McGovern was the Sanders of his day, handicapped by the perception that he was a left-leaning extremist. McGovern lost all but one state, and a landslide victory (and mandate) ensued for Richard Nixon and the Republicans, ushering in a shameful period of American history. (Thus, don’t be afraid of the socialist candidate. Be scared of the other Nixon in a female body)

The stakes in this election are extremely high and will determine whether the United States will move further right toward an oligarchy or left toward greater democracy.


New York

To the Editor:

If ever there were an opportunity to alienate young women voters, Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright are carrying the torch with their bewildering reprimands of young female supporters of Bernie Sanders. The cluelessness of these feminist elders is astounding.

Senator Sanders is appealing by virtue of a progressive message that resonates deeply with younger people of both sexes. As a woman over 50 with deep affinity for the feminist movement,

I support Bernie Sanders. I am also embarrassed for the Clinton campaign and the message these endorsements evoke. (mostly Multinational corporations)

We need to encourage and inspire young women who are enthusiastically embracing a social justice platform, not scold them.

More important, if social media is any indication, the insulting messages that young women who do not support Hillary Clinton are going to a “special place in hell” (Ms. Albright) or seeking the attention of boys (Ms. Steinem) is backfiring terribly.





August 2022

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