Feminists sharply divided between Clinton, Obama
May 27, 2008
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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 Are Clinton’s feminist backers mired in an outdated, women’s-liberation mind-set?…
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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.”
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