Apologies for the Bill Maher clip, but here’s feminist icon Gloria Steinem offering an interesting theory as to why so many young women are supporting Bernie Sanders instead of Hillary Clinton.


In the middle of a larger discussion about the Democratic primary, Steinem said:

“Women are more for [Hillary Clinton] than men are...First of all, women get more radical as we get older, because we experience...Not to over-generalize, but...Men tend to get more conservative because they gain power as they age, women get more radical because they lose power as they age.

And, when you’re young, you’re thinking, where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie...”

Maher responded by joking that he would never be allowed to say that because explaining women’s political persuasion within the context of sexual attraction is, well, sexist.


According to a recent USA Today poll, Sanders has a 19-point lead over Hillary Clinton, 50% to 31%, among Democratic women between the ages 18-34.

h/t The New Republic.