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A reader writes:

I don't even know where to start with your "Dissent of the Day". I'm sure they would dismiss me as "tone-deaf" on Hillary too, but objectively, I can't grasp what is so special about an ex-president's wife running for president. I would also love to see a woman president, but not one that owes her prominence to her man. And that is the bottom line with Hillary - without the exposure she got as First Lady, she would not be a Senator or a serious contender to the presidency.  Sorry - it is your "dissenter" that is tone-deaf ... and apparently blind.

Hillary Clinton had a chance to pioneer feminism. But she preferred her own ambition to her alleged principles, and when it really came down to it, she deferred to a man. Bill came first, however brutally he humiliated and used her. But she knew her place - and coped by trying to leverage it for more power. A profile in feminist courage she has never been. Too risky. When it comes to feminist pioneering, she's less Margaret Thatcher than Cory Aquino.

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