Philadelphian Camille Paglia: Why women shouldn’t vote for Hillary

This is from today’s Telegraph, U.K.

Why women shouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton

By Camille Paglia
Last Updated: 12:08pm BST 20/04/2008

Is Hillary Clinton the saviour of feminism? Or its albatross, dragging feminism backwards under a weary weight of old-guard victimology and male-bashing?

The scrum is on! Feminist grand panjandrums like Gloria Steinem have leapt back into the arena, while younger women have seized the feminist banner to proclaim Hillary the messianic Wonder Woman, destined to smash the glass ceiling of the presidency.

All women, on pain of excommunication from the feminist claque, must now support Hillary. Never mind her spotty record or her naked political expediency. Any woman with the temerity to endorse Barack Obama (as I do) is condemned as a “traitor” to her sex. “Gender is probably the most restricting force in American life,” trumpeted Steinem earlier this year in an article promoting Hillary in the New York Times. Barriers of race, class or economics are waved away as mere frippery.
Hillary Clinton among the women of Scranton: Why women shouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton
Back to her roots: Hillary Clinton among the women of Scranton

As a resident of Philadelphia, I am currently under siege by the firestorm of political adverts heading toward Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary, which Hillary has long been expected to win. She has roots in this state: her grandfather was a Welshman who settled in the coal-mining city of Scranton, which remains conservative and working-class. Women there are tough and blunt, with few illusions about life.

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