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All Fired Up: Women, Feminism, and Misogyny in the Democratic Primaries

From: Dissent
Volume 55, Number 4, Fall 2008 (whole No. 233)
pp. 34-39 | 10.1353/dss.2008.0029



Think back to a year and a half ago, to spring 2007, when this all began. Despite Hillary Clinton's advantages in connections and money going into the primaries, those in the know cited a multitude of reasons she would fall flat on her face. Women were one. "Women don't like her," the pundits declared with relish. They didn't like her even more than men didn't like her. She was too ambitious, a flip-flopper, a trimmer, an opportunist. She didn't deserve to be where she was. She should have left Bill years ago.