Meanwhile, on the same letters page, Sam Phelan of Newport RI asks why feminists aren't as solidly behind Clinton as black appear to be behind Obama. His suggestion:
It has to do with the relationship between men and women, and it essentially dooms the feminist movement to be split in any contest between a relatively young, attractive man and an older woman. All else being equal, younger women voters consciously or unconsciously are attracted to the man, whereas there is no attraction between men and the older woman candidate. This is borne out by polls that show a large majority of the women supporting Obama are young, while those supporting Hillary are older.
Incisive analysis or Idiot of the Week candidate? Figure it out for yourself.