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2016 Election Culture

Feminist Icon Claims Young Women are for Bernie because “That’s where the Boys are”!

Written by Onan Coca


It wasn’t just Madeleine Albright who was saying ridiculously sexist things about women over the weekend. No, she was joined in the chorus of idiocy by feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Steinem was on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher when she said that young women are supporting Bernie in an effort to get attention from men!

Feminist author Gloria Steinem had some curiously gendered things to say about women during a recent appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher: she accused young females of being insufficiently radical and only interested in Bernie Sanders because “the boys are with Bernie.”

“When you’re young, you’re thinking, ‘where are the boys?’” said Steinem. “The boys are with Bernie.”

The irony was not lost on Maher. “Oh, now if I said that… you’d swat me,” he said.

Around 4:30 into the video (as always with Maher be aware of NSFW conversation):

STEINEM: So, it’s…it’s kind of not fair to measure most women by the standard of most men, because they’re going to get more activist as they grow older. And, when you’re young, you’re thinking, you know, where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie. Or, you know…

MAHER: Ooh. Now, if I said that…

STEINEM: [overlapping] No, no, you can say it.

MAHER: [overlapping] “Yeah, they’re for Bernie because that’s where the boys are.”

STEINEM: [overlapping] No, no, but—

MAHER: [overlapping] You’d – you’d swat me. Come on.

Steinem walked back her comments a couple of days later, but after watching the video, does anyone seriously buy that she wasn’t being completely honest in her conversation with Maher? Face it folks, she really does believe that young female Bernie supporters are simply trying to get attention from boys.

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Posted by Gloria Steinem on Sunday, February 7, 2016

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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