It's rampant sexism that's causing Hillary's downfall, so says feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem:
Of course, no mention from Ms. Steinem that there are far more female politicians in this country than blacks. Or that only a couple of months ago everyone in the liberal media and Hillary winning her party's nomination in a landslide (no concerns of any gender bias back then). Or that more female voters in Iowa voted for Barack Obama than Hillary. Or any mention of the Billary machine's strong advantage in funds, name recognition and experience coming into this election. Or that Hillary is still considered one of the most powerful women in the country, especially when you consider her two recent landslide victories running for senator of New York (both of which she ran against men). No, if you're a loony radical feminist like Gloria Steinem, if a woman isn't at the forefront it's because of the work of evil men . . . so simplistic, lame, tired and just downright stupid.
Gender is probably the most restricting force in American life, whether the question is who must be in the kitchen or who could be in the White House. This country is way down the list of countries electing women and, according to one study, it polarizes gender roles more than the average democracy.
That’s why the Iowa primary was following our historical pattern of making change. Black men were given the vote a half-century before women of any race were allowed to mark a ballot, and generally have ascended to positions of power, from the military to the boardroom, before any women (with the possible exception of obedient family members in the latter).
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