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I was horrified this morning to learn that our feminist leader stood in support of Bill Clinton. I am a feminist and a Democrat. I voted for Clinton. I have defended him. I believed the things that he said. He gave me hope that the White House may actually do something for women. I was an AmeriCorps member. And he lied to me. He had no right to lie and then use my government and my tax dollars to cover it up. He has done irresolvable damage to the Democratic party, who now look foolish.

The fact that he lied in a sexual harassment case, is proof enough to me that he does not care about women, but what will get him the vote. And when it was crunch time, he crumbled and now he is showing his true colors. When this all came out, I was embarrassed to be a Democrat and now I am embarrassed to be a feminist. Now, I know that not all feminist are the same. Some of us have a conscience. I have looked to feminist leaders for guidance, knowledge, and faith. Now I don't know what to do, where to look. I can't possibly convey the amount of disappointment I feel. Sincerely, Brenda


Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM. To clarify, we as a site have not taken a stand on the "Clinton thing." Personally, I'm afraid that I don't agree with you. Like you, I am pissed that Clinton lied to me and to the American people. But, unlike you, 1.) I don't think this really has anything to do with lying and 2.) I don't think he should have been asked the question in the first place. I think the Clinton case goes to the root of feminism's concerns--our right to be heard, our right to our own morality, our right to our private lives assuming they don't infringe upon others. The one thing this case does illustrate is something that feminists have repeatedly said--feminists don't all think alike
Amy

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