On Friday night, feminist Gloria Steinem told HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher that young women who support Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders are just doing so to chase young men:
“Men tend to get more conservative because they gain power as they age,” Steinem said. “Women get more radical because they lose power as they age. They’re going to get more activist as they grow older. And when you’re younger, you think, ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie.’”
But on Sunday the feminist icon posted an apology on Facebook:
In a case of talk-show Interruptus, I misspoke on the Bill Maher show recently, and apologize for what’s been misinterpreted as implying young women aren’t serious in their politics. What I had just said on the same show was the opposite: young women are active, mad as hell about what’s happening to them, graduating in debt, but averaging a million dollars less over their lifetimes to pay it back. Whether they gravitate to Bernie or Hillary, young women are activist and feminist in greater numbers than ever before.
Steinem was on the show to promote her new book, My Life On the Road. Maher told the audience that Steinem's book is dedicated to the doctor who performed an abortion on her when she was 22 years old.