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Waves of feminism collide between Clinton and Sanders supporters

​Hillary Clinton has a real shot at becoming the first woman to lead the United States, so why aren't young female Democrats getting behind her? We hear from feminists who passionately disagree on who should be the next U.S. president.
Supporters of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheer during his rally at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, New Hampshire Feb. 7, 2016. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

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Hillary Clinton will always be there for you. And just remember, there's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other.- U.S. Secretary of State  Madeleine   Albright  introducing Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton's nomination battle has been much tougher than expected. Heading into Tuesday's big New Hampshire primary, Clinton is lacking support she might have expected from a critical voting group, young women.

Hillary Clinton supporter Karen Murphy says there's a lot of work left for feminists. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Pioneering feminist Gloria Steinem also shared her frustration with a young generation of women supporting rival candidate Bernie Sanders. In a recent interview with TV host Bill Maher, she stated "when you're young, you're thinking, where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie." Steinem later apologized for her comments but her discontent was palpable.

Bernie Sanders shares his message in campaign video


The tides may have turned in terms of where young, Democrat-leaning women are putting their support, but is this new generation of women merely riding a new wave within the feminist movement itself? 

And with the tide comes the passionate supporters from both sides of the demographic democratic divide, all looking towards a brighter future with a new U.S. president.

Guests in this segment:

Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton, who best represents women? (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Is supporting Hillary Clinton something all good feminists should do?  Are you a feminist for Bernie Sanders? 

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This segment was produced by The Current Marc Apollonio, Marino Greco and Ines Colabrese.
 

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