By now, most people have heard about the generational debates on feminism and gender heating up on the left after the weekend’s comments from Madeline Albright and Gloria Steinem. Rather than trying to scold and shame young women into coming over to the Clinton camp, it appears they would have been better off sticking with other ways to support their candidate. Their approach has won no converts and has likely served to further alienate women leaning toward Sanders.
First came Albright’s “special place in hell” comment, which she and Hillary Clinton have downplayed in response to the widespread outrage that ensued. In fact, Clinton basically said that anyone who is offended is being hypersensitive. (Hmmm, I wonder how many women reading this are accustomed to hearing that one in response to legitimate concerns. Lots more than the men, I’ll bet.) Continue reading