Not Every Woman Believes They Need to See a Female President in Their Lifetime
"I did not think I would live to see this," said legendary feminist Gloria Steinem to CNN foreign correspondent Christiane Amanpour, following President Barack Obama's endorsement of Hillary Clinton in the presidential race.
"It is not a woman — it is the right woman," Steinem added. But not every woman shares in her hope for the first female American president.
And according to a recent poll, only one-third of women see it as a dream they need to see come true in their lifetime.
A poll conducted by CNN and the business intelligence firm ORC International found that while three-quarters — or 80 percent — of women voters felt America was ready for a female president, only about one-third — or 30 percent — considered it very important to have in their lifetime. The poll was taken in March, before Clinton secured the Democratic presidential nomination.
In a sampling of responses from a New York Times debate, one woman argued electing a president based solely on gender is sexist, while another said she would not cast a vote based on gender, but rather policies.
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