Hillary Clinton is poised to win the Democratic Party's nomination for the US presidential elections and, if opinion polls are any indication, she may well become the first woman to become president of the US. But how enthusiastic are American feminists about this?
Here is a list of feminists who are for or against Clinton as president.
Gloria Steinem: For
Steinem has been a champion of women's rights since the 1960s. Recently she came under criticism for her comments which suggested that young women are supporting Bernie Sanders because of the "boys". "When you're young, you're thinking: 'Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie,'" Steinem said.
Madeleine Albright: For
Albright was the first woman to become US Secretary of State. She is campaigning for Clinton. "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other," she has said.
Tina Brown: For
Brown is a journalist, author and talk-show host. She also the founder and CEO of Woman in the World. She has said, "White men don't like her, and young people don't like her. It is tough being Hillary. She deserves (the nomination). When you see what she is up against, it is quite frightening."
Erica Jong: For
Jong is a novelist and poet. Her book 'Fear of Flying' was controversial for its attitude towards sexuality. While declaring support for Clinton, he has written, "The woman is more likely to keep her promises to support children, women and people of color."
Jane Fonda: For
Fonda is an actress known for her political activism. Predicting Clinton's victory, she said, "She's had the experience. The world right now is so complicated - she has the background to deal with all the complications."
Ellen DeGeneres: For
DeGeneres is a television host. She has made her support for Clinton clear and even hosted Clinton several times on her show. During one such show, DeGeneres said, "You know what a supporter I am. I think that you're as smart as can be, I think you are qualified, I think you stand for everything that I want in a president."
Maureen Dowd: Against
Dowd is a New York Times columnist on American politics, popular culture and international affairs. Dowd wrote about Clinton in one of her op-ed columns titled, 'Donald the dove, Hillary the hawk'.
Germaine Greer: Against
Greer is a writer and feminist activist. She is not very keen about Hillary being the first US president and asks why she is running for the post. "Because she was married to a president? It might as well be in Bangladesh. It's ridiculous. The assumption that she's the only woman in that position is nonsense. She was not even very good at any of the very important jobs that she was given. And she has a conspicuous lack of charm. People don't like her. But they did like Bill. And they'll get Bill if they get Hillary.
At least in the Orient, the husband is dead. But in this case, the husband is in the background."
Susan Sarandon: Against
Sarandon is an Academy Award winning actress known for her social and political activism. Sarandon is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for president and has said that Clinton is more dangerous than Trump.
Bell Hooks: Against
Hooks is an author, feminist and social activist. In 2014 she had said, "At this stage of life and the stage of her politics...I can no longer be a Hillary Clinton supporter in the name of feminism".