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Yes, millennials, Hillary Clinton is a feminist

Yes, millennials, Hillary Clinton is a feminist

It doesn't take a lot to make me feel old these days, and when I hear millennials attack Hillary Clinton for not being feminist enough, I can practically feel my bone density diminishing.

I understand that today's feminism — sometimes called “fourth wave” feminism — has different contours and concerns than earlier incarnations of the women's movement. (For what it's worth, as a Gen Xer I am supposedly a “third waver.” ) I understand that debates about white privilege and gender fluidity are challenging truisms about what policies and practices benefit women, and even what constitutes a woman. I also understand that current definitions of sexual...