During the heydey of the so-called “sexual revolution/counter’culture” 60s and 70s, Steinem especially was part of the "don’t let anyone tell you what to do … / ‘question authority’ " left. And Ms. Magazine was the ersatz Bible of Feminism.
Another part of that semi-counter-culture movement was a class warfare appeal to the young to “never trust anyone over 30 !” < There were a LOT of young baby boomers back then.
Time moves on and now here are two older women (part of a liberal establishment ‘authority’ of sorts … telling young women what to do.
Older women guiding younger women seems rather a conservative thing to me … provided where they are guiding the young is a good place … and there is a genuine concern on behalf of the older to teach the younger not to make some of the same mistakes the older ones did (or witnessed) that sometimes changed a young person’s life for the worse (and for a long time).
Giselle Hart of Dover, an environmental activist and student at the University of New Hampshire, interrupts and yells at Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, while asking a question during a town hall meeting in Dover, New Hampshire, July 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
By Greg Richter | Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 06:21 PM
:shrug: Is this because Steinem and Albright are just Hillary operatives and will do anything for their team (even though a full on Socialist like Sanders doesn’t seem that far from their own positions elsewhere)? Is it because Sanders is a man … when a woman is available … and it’s “her turn” (a “fairness” appeal)? Are they merely trying to become relevant again … when almost no other vehicle would get them back in the headlines?
Maybe some young women actually listened to some of the better stands of so-called feminism. Like women should not be harassed, molested or raped by a powerful man with others running interference for him. < Like Billl Clinton in the first place and Hillary in the second, some women have publicly claimed for years.
The “War on Women” narrative (that stunningly seemed to WORK for Obama in 2012 :eek:) … gets blown to pieces with Hillary as the candidate … even Bernie has a better chance to run this successful canard to victory than Hillary (a “rape enabler?” per her getting a rapist of a 12 year old girl off with practically no consequences … by trashing the 12 year old’s character to sway a southern judge in 1975). And her running interference for husband Bill’s alleged peccadilloes (or … felonies).
Days after their rebuke of young women, their candidate was rejected by over 60 percent of her party in a state she won the last time she ran. So much for Steinem and Albright’s influence … even in the very liberal Northeast. I don’t expect to see these two featured highly in Hillary’s campaign in the South.
If they are … Sanders may have a chance down there! IMO. He will still be “not Hillary Clinton” … and the most prominent one in the Democratic Party for now. And apparently, even in the Democratic Party … there are a lot of “not Hillary” folks who felt strongly enough to show up to the polls and vote that way.
:hmmm: Perhaps Madeleine Albright would be a good feminist-entitled “first woman president” substitute for Hillary once she drops out (quits like she did as Secretary of State) or is chased out of the race by voter rejection or indictment? Or is that reserved for Chelsea … who IS old enough to qualify now?