Charles Krauthammer weighs in on second-wave feminist icon Gloria Steinem remarking young women support Bernie Sanders because they’re following the boys. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is also under fire for repeating a line she often said in the past: “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”
KRAUTHAMMER: I think this has to do with the radical change in the status of women over the last 25 years. You have Madeleine Albright and Steinem, from the generation where there really were barriers against women getting into schools, being accepted in certain professions. And that has radically changed. So, they’re speaking as the pioneers and trying to shame other women by accusing young women of gender betrayal.
Now, when you look at the numbers, it is simply astonishing in the entry polls in Iowa, younger women, 17 to 29, Sanders had a 70 point advantage over Hillary. And that’s because the worry of these young women is not sex discrimination, it’s the general worries of their generation, stagnant economy, can’t get a job, student loans. And Sanders offers what a young person would imagine is a kind of utopia where everything is free, and nobody has to pay. That’s the attractiveness, and appealing to gender will not overcome that. …read more