Feminist icon Camille Paglia criticized Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton for abusing the “[Gloria] Steinem brand of blame-men-first feminism, which defines women as perpetual victims requiring government protections.”
“During her two presidential campaigns, Hillary Clinton has consistently drawn greater support from women than men,” Paglia wrote in a Wednesday op-ed for Salon. “Hillary’s sometimes impatient or patronizing tone about men, which can perhaps be traced to key aspects of her personal history, may prove costly to her current campaign.”
“Perhaps it may be impossible for hard-driving career women, schooled in the curt, abrasive Northern style, to give an inch and show that they actually like men as they are,” Paglia continued. “But a top-tier politician like Hillary Clinton is narrowing her presidential chances when she privileges elite professional women at men’s expense.”
You can read Paglia’s entire column — in which she discusses Hillary’s role as enabler to her husband’s extra-marital affairs — over at Salon.