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3Qs: Do women have an obligation to vote for Hillary Clinton?

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Fem­i­nist icons Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright are facing a wave of back­lash for com­ments sug­gesting that women who sup­port Bernie Sanders instead of Hillary Clinton need to smarten up. The rebuke has drawn the ire of jour­nal­ists, polit­ical pun­dits, and scores of Sanders’ female sup­porters, some of whom have accused both women of under­mining fem­i­nism. Now, according to a New York Times report, another one of Clinton’s sur­ro­gates is sug­gesting that Albright and Steinem be “kept away” from the campaign.

Do young women, as Albright implied, have an oblig­a­tion to vote for Clinton? We asked Suzanna Wal­ters, pro­fessor of soci­ology and director of Northeastern’s Women’s, Gender, and Sex­u­ality Studies Pro­gram.

Read the full story at news@Northeastern.

Published On: February 17, 2016 | Tags: ,,,
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