Feminists sharply divided between Clinton, Obama

May 27, 2008

*Fooey, the link doesn’t go to the article & so far can’t find it.

NEW YORK – No constituency is more eager to see a woman win the presidency than America’s feminists, yet – despite Hillary Rodham Clinton’s historic candidacy – the feminst movement finds itself wrenchingly divided over the Democratic race as it heads toward the finish.

At breakfast forums, in op-ed columns, across the blogosphere, the debate has been heartfelt and sometimes bitter. Are the activist women supporting front-runner Barack Obama betraying their gender? Are Clinton’s feminist backers mired in an outdated, women’s-liberation mind-set?…

“It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently,

and according to their circumstances;

to protect them according to the

dictates of prudence; and

to educate them according

to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous

regard for their usefulness,

their respectability and happiness.”

— James Wilson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence

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