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Gloria Steinem: Men Who Insult Hillary Feel 'Unmanned' By a Powerful Woman

Gloria Steinem: Men Who Insult Hillary Feel 'Unmanned' By a Powerful Woman

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By    |   Friday, 12 August 2016 10:58 AM EDT

Gloria Steinem says men who wing rude barbs at Hillary Clinton feel threatened at the thought of a powerful woman running the country.

In an interview published Friday in The Hollywood Reporter, Steinem, who helped create the modern-day feminist movement, says:

"As children, most of us are raised by women, so we may tend to associate female authority with childhood. We see it as emotional, overwhelming, perhaps inappropriate to public life, not rational enough.

"You can see that in some of the media coverage from otherwise mature, grown-up men, who are saying things like, 'I cross my legs whenever I see her. She reminds me of my first wife asking for alimony.'

"They are responding to the last time they saw a powerful woman. They feel unmanned. I don't think it's conscious, but I think it's present. It's not going to be easy. It's a very big change."

Steinem, author of "My Life on the Road," published by Random House, says her support of Clinton is not an stance of getting any woman in the White House.

"I just want to make clear that it's not identity politics. In other words, had it been Sarah Palin, I would not have been happy. Had it been Margaret Thatcher, I would not have been happy," she says.

"What you want is somebody who represents your majority interest and experience, not someone who's selling you out."

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