Susan Sarandon: ‘Insulting’ to Ask Women to Vote Their Gender – We Are More Than Our Vaginas

Feminists base everything on body parts so to them, we must do everything based on our vaginas and breasts. Susan Sarandon may say she’s a feminist, but this sounds more like a womanist talking to me!

When we stop letting feminists make everything in women’s lives based on our genitalia, we might actually be looked at as something besides that. We sure can’t expect men to look at us as anything else if we make ourselves all about that!

The Hill February 17, 2016, 05:27 pm by Mark Hensch

Democratic Presidential Candidate Hopeful, Hillary Clinton Visited and Addressed The Sheet Metal Workers Local 88 in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 17, 2007. SMART Union Endorses Hillary Clinton for President.

Democratic Presidential Candidate Hopeful, Hillary Clinton Visited and Addressed The Sheet Metal Workers Local 88 in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 17, 2007. SMART Union Endorses Hillary Clinton for President.

Actress Susan Sarandon says it’s “insulting” to tell women they should back Hillary Clinton for president because of her gender.

“I don’t vote with my vagina,” she tweeted Wednesday. “It’s so insulting to women to think you would follow a candidate just because she’s a woman.”

She added that rival candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) represents her interests, not Clinton.

“I don’t vote with my vagina. It’s so insulting to women to think that you would follow a candidate JUST because she’s a woman.” (2/3)

— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) February 17, 2016
HRC doesn’t rep my interests, @BernieSanders does. Simple as that. (3/3)

— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) February 17, 2016
Sarandon backed Sanders’s Oval Office bid last month, citing his vote against authorizing the War in Iraq. Clinton voted to authorize the war as a senator from New York.

“She failed me,” Sarandon said last month of Clinton’s vote. “That wasn’t just a mistake. It was a disaster.”
Both campaigns are making a play for female voters as Sanders closes the gap with Clinton in national polls.

Sarandon made the comments after former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, a Clinton supporter, sparked controversy earlier this month for saying “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t support each other.”

Albright later apologized for choosing “the wrong context and the wrong time for using that line.”

The Sanders campaign, though, has also had its own controversy.

Killer Mike, a rapper who backs Sanders, has faced criticism for saying Clinton’s gender does not entitle her to the White House.

“[A] uterus doesn’t qualify you to be president,” he said at Morehouse College in Atlanta on Tuesday night. Killer Mike said he was quoting a remarks from activist Jane Elliot.

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