Feminist Gloria Steinem thinks female Bernie Sanders supporters are boy crazy


Gloria Steinem has made it clear: not all women are created equal. In her view, liberal chicks who support Hillary Clinton are slightly better than those that don’t.

In an interview on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” on Friday, Steinem dismissed the many female Bernie Sanders supporters, saying they are not drawn to the candidate himself, but rather the young men who attend his rallies. “When you’re young, you’re thinking, ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie,’” she said. It was an incredibly condescending comment to make to young women who choose to be politically active, especially when so many millennials are apolitical.

Maher responded with surprise to her comment. “Now if I said that, ‘Yeah, they’re for Bernie because that’s where the boys are,’ you’d slap me,” he said. Steinem then retorted, “No, I wouldn’t.”

After much feminist outrage was directed her way, Steinem later apologized, but it is clear her comment was not without forethought. It was not a careless observation, but rather a deep-seeded opinion that fits into a larger narrative that Hillary Clinton is entitled to the Democratic nomination for President, and everyone should fall in line. Madeleine Albright has pushed this agenda as well, insisting there is a “special place in hell” for women who don’t support the political aspirations of other women, a not-so-subtle insistence of loyalty to Hillary.

As election results in Iowa and New Hampshire have shown, however, young female voters aren’t falling for the rhetoric.

About Victor Medina

Victor Medina is a freelance writer based in Dallas. He is the editor of WhenLiberalsAttack.com, and his other writing credits include The Dallas Morning News, Yahoo News, Cinelinx.com and SportsIllustrated.com. He has served as a Dallas County election judge and on the Board of Directors of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas. He is a member of the leadership team of the Cafe con Leche Republicans. You can follow him on his blog, VictorMedina.com or on Twitter at @mrvictormedina. He can be reached by email at vic@victormedina.com.