Gloria Steinem Apologizes for Comment She Made About Young Women Backing Bernie Sanders

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Gloria Steinem made a rather controversial comment to Bill Maher on Friday, indicating that young women voters are backing Bernie Sanders so they can meet "boys." She made the comment when Maher asked her why such a huge number of younger women aren't supportive of Hillary Clinton.

"Women get more radical as we get older," she said. "Men tend to get more conservative because they gain power as they age, and women get more radical because they lose power as they age. When you're young, you're thinking, 'Where are the boys?' The boys are with Bernie."

After coming under considerable fire for the comment and its inference, Gloria Steinem issued an apology via Facebook on Sunday.

In a case of talk-show Interruptus, I misspoke on the Bill Maher show recently, and apologize for what's been...

Posted by Gloria Steinem on Sunday, February 7, 2016

Apology or not, people aren't impressed with Gloria Steinem's statement.

Might Gloria Steinem have inadvertently driven even more young women voters away from Hillary Clinton with her callous remark?

What do you suppose Hillary Clinton is thinking right now about Gloria Steinem's comment? Does she have some clean up to do in her wake?

Kimberly Ripley

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and ‘Nana’ to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.