“It’s so insulting to women to think you would follow a candidate just because she’s a woman,” actress Susan Sarandon has said in response to Hilary Clinton’s Presidential campaign. In a tweet this week Sarandon added: “I don’t vote with my vagina.”
Susan Sarandon made her views clear by saying rival candidate Sen. Benie Sanders represents her interests instead, based on his vote against authorising the War in Iraq. Clinton however had voted to authorise the war as a senator from New York.
On Clinton’s decision to vote for the war Sarandon was reported as having said: “She failed me. That wasn’t just a mistake. It was a disaster.”
The actress made her comments after former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t support each other.”
Albright is famous amongst women communities globally for having said the line years before, however she repeated it recently as part of Clinton’s campaign trail. She later apologised for choosing “the wrong context and the wrong time for using that line.”
In September Sarandon announced her support for Sanders by joining a coalition of more than 120 actors, directors and musicians called Artists for Bernie. The group is publicly supporting senator’s campaign run.
Sanders backers have also come under fire for comments about Clinton’s gender with rapper Killer Mike reportedly saying that her gender does not entitle her becoming President.
At Morehouse College in Atlanta this week he was reported as saying: “A uterus doesn’t qualify you to be president.” He later claimed he was quoting a remark from activist Jane Elliot.
As both Sanders and Clinton rally for female voters a poll this week revealed that Sanders narrowed the gap against Clinton with just two points between them nationally.