The celebrated author, feminist, teacher, and scholar said in a video uploaded last week: “I can no longer be a Hillary Clinton supporter!”
She continued, “there are certain things that I don’t want to cosign in the name of feminism that I think are militarist, imperialist, white supremacist, whether they are conducted by women or men.” She noted that this is a difficult issue for women who want to see a woman president and there is a conflict between, “identity politics versus who are you and what do you stand for? That’s why [James] Baldwin says it’s not a question of whether you’re gay or straight or black or white: what do you stand for? Who are you? How can you know that – and operate from that position of power?”
The video appears to have come from a 2014 conference at The New School, but as many of the same worries have been raised in recent months, it has garnered new attention, including this tweet from writer Shaun King.
It also coincides with the announcement of the forthcoming release of a book called False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton by
In a recent article, author Liza Featherstone writes:
Socialist feminism assumes that redistribution is the best way to begin improving life for the vast majority of women, both materially and socially. To take a none-too-radical example, in countries like Denmark and Sweden—which offer a broad range of social benefits provided through the state rather than acquired in desperation, as they so often are here, through marriage or a job—women can live more comfortably; raise healthier, more secure children; and sleep with whomever they please. Throughout her long career, Clinton has demonstrated contempt for turning this project into policy.