“For 35 years people have been asking me if there will be a female president, and I have always said, ‘not in my lifetime,'” she said. “I still feel that way. The patterns of history are that, at the upper levels, we see different varieties of men first. The female comes later.”
Steinem said disgruntled Democratic-leaning women ultimately will back Obama. Besides, she suggested, much of their ire should be aimed at the news media, not the candidates.
“The media was in love with Obama,” Steinem said, “and in hate with Hillary, hands down.”
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