Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio
Claim To Fame: feminist icon and founder of Ms. magazine
Why She’s Dumbest Liberal of the Week: For her ridiculous op-ed piece (titled “Women Are Never Frontrunners”) in the New York Times this past in which the staunch feminist (reaching to make excuses for Barack Obama surging past Hillary Clinton the Democratic primaries) asserted that if Obama were a woman, he wouldn’t be elected. Predictably, Ms. Steinem also went on to gripe that gender “is probably the most restricting force in American life.” A blasphemous claim when you consider the dearth of poverty (who would choose being born poor over being born female) as well as the history of race in America (note that Steinem never deals with the hypothetical of where Hillary would be in this race if she was a black woman), but then like most white, liberal feminist bigots, gender still outranks every other oppression known to man, even if the biggest struggle you’ve ever had to deal with as a female was dealing with your husband’s very public extra-marital affairs.
Mind you, Steinem’s op-ed was written before Hillary’s stunning comeback win in the New Hampshire primary. Let’s see if Steinem writes a follow-up blaming Barack’s loss on race.