Feminists Sharply Divided Between Clinton, Obama

Excerpr: No constituency is more eager to see a woman win the presidency than America's feminists, yet – despite Hillary Rodham Clinton's historic candidacy – the women's movement finds itself wrenchingly divided over the Democratic race as it heads toward the finish. At breakfast forums, in op-ed columns, across the blogosphere, the debate has been heartfelt and sometimes bitter. Are the activist women supporting front-runner Barack Obama betraying their gender? Are Clinton's feminist backers mired in an outdated, women's-liberation mind-set?

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