Remember, ladies: Gloria Steinem fought for the right of all women ... to think what she tells them ...

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Remember, ladies: Gloria Steinem fought for the right of all women ... to think what she tells them to think.

The Times writes: "... women are wrestling with a difficult question: whether they have an obligation to get behind someone who is closer than anyone has ever been to becoming the first female president."

That is not a difficult question for thinking American women. The answer is, unequivocally, No.

Reject overt and despicable sexists like Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem, who think that someone's identity should be defined by someone else's perception of their sex, and that they should support candidates based not on their views and their abilities, but by their sex.

The glass ceiling is gone. It does not exist anymore. The very fact that Hillary Clinton can win the presidency -- which no one denies -- is proof that there is no longer a barrier for a woman to become President. We don't have to elect a woman as President as a symbol just to prove it to ourselves.

It's far more important to prove to ourselves that even on the left, we can reject identity politics and select the candidate that we simply think is a better candidate.

So, thanks, progressives: you give us all a bit of hope. Now, if only you would stop trying to censor speech on college campuses ... G+

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