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Susan Sarandon doesn’t vote with her vagina, she says on Twitter

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Susan Sarandon is once again speaking out to explain why she’s supporting Bernie Sanders and not Hillary Clinton in the 2016 race. The Academy-Award winning actress appeared on the campaign trail with Sanders last month in Iowa, and since publicly supporting the senator’s bid for president, has faced something of a gender backlash. In a series of messages posted to Twitter on Wednesday, Sarandon clarified the language some have criticized her for having used. “I never called anyone a ‘vagina voter.’ What I actually said in response to being shamed for supporting a man over a woman,” Sarandon said is, “I don’t vote with my vagina. It’s so insulting to women to think that you would follow a candidate JUST because she’s a woman. HRC doesn’t rep my interests, @BernieSanders does. Simple as that.”

In recent weeks, a gender firestorm over what constitutes a feminist and which type of candidate a feminist should support has erupted. Some of the players who have been caught in the crossfire — besides Clinton, Sanders and Sarandon — include big names like Gloria Steinem, Madeleine Albright and Hip-Hop artist Killer Mike. So far, Steinem and Albright have issued measured apologies and Sarandon and Killer Mike have held their ground.

Read the full story at The Hill.

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