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Hillary's use of the gender card isn't working

Hillary's use of the gender card isn't working

Hillary Clinton is not a woman, and that's a triumph for feminism and a problem for Hillary.

Let me clarify.

Yes, technically she is female. But when millions of Americans think of Hillary Clinton, they don't think of her gender; they think of, well, Hillary Clinton. Some may think of her as a heroic liberal technocrat. Others might think of her as a deeply partisan politician. The list goes on: She's a supportive (or enabling) wife, a great (or terrible) former secretary of state, a left-wing bully or a victim of political witch hunts.

What she is not is an icon for a category of humanity called "womanhood."

This strikes me as a significant victory for...

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