Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has warned young women that if they do not vote for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, they are traitors to their sex. At a Saturday New Hampshire rally for Clinton, Albright repeated her tagline, with a beaming Hillary looking on:”There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”
Albright is not alone in attempting to motivate young women to support Clinton. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem also backed Clinton, and recently insinuated that young women only support rival Bernie Sanders because “the boys are with Bernie.” Steinem has since attempted to dial back the accusation, explaining on Facebook that her words were “misinterpreted as implying young women aren’t serious in their politics.”
The Iowa caucus entrance-poll results show women favored Clinton over Sanders, 53 percent to 42 percent. But young voters under the age of 30 overwhelmingly picked Sanders, 84 percent to 14 percent. A recent Marist poll found 76 percent of likely Democratic voters in New Hampshire under the age of 30 supporting Sanders, including a 29-point lead among women under age 45.
Clinton has convinced high-profile millennial women such as Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Lena Dunham, and Kim Kardashian to stump for her, in an effort to court young women. When Albright delivered her line, Clinton burst into joyous laughter. There is, however, no word yet on what circle of hell is reserved for women who don’t vote for Carly Fiorina.