Twitter Reacts: Eliot Spitzer Considers Himself a Feminist
How Twitter reacted when Eliot Spitzer declared himself a feminist on "All In With Chris Hayes."
- Some feminist writers and activists thought it was notable that a male politician self-identified as a feminist.
- — Kate Goldwater (@kategoldwater)Wed, Jul 17 2013 12:10:03Elliot Spitzer IDs as a feminist and I actually think it's great. And legit due to his record on choice & equal pay http://ow.ly/1Zw6sp
- — Rebecca Traister (@rtraister)Tue, Jul 16 2013 21:01:31Hearing @chrislhayes ask Spitzer if he were a feminist (Spitz said yes) was bright spot this week. Hinky, but wouldn't've happened 5 yrs ago
- Feminist author Jessica Valenti is a bit more skeptical.
- — Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti)Tue, Jul 16 2013 18:08:20
- Some viewers point out the contrast between Spitzer being willing to embrace the feminist label, while other prominent female public figures are not always willing to do.
- — Daniel Castro (@castrotech)Wed, Jul 17 2013 05:50:41Sad day when Eliot Spitzer is willing to embrace the feminist label but Marissa Mayer is not. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/16/eliot-spitzer-feminist_n_3607974.html …3 http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2013/02/27/marissa_mayer_says_she_s_not_a_feminist_in_pbs_makers_documentary.html …blogs/xx_facto…
- — Bethany Albertson (@AlbertsonB2)Wed, Jul 17 2013 11:27:17@allinwithchris So, Eliot Spitzer says he's a feminist, but Susan Sarandon says she's not a feminist. Oh dear...
- Some viewers think Spitzer may be confused about the meaning of the term "feminist."
- — Bob Flynn (@robert_flynn)Wed, Jul 17 2013 08:15:31I don't think that word means what you think it does, Elliott: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/17/eliot-spitzer-im-actually-feminist/ …ws/2013/jul/…
- — Tyler Cralle (@tylercralle)Wed, Jul 17 2013 08:08:24If Elliot Spitzer is a feminist he must have some SERIOUS self-loathing http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/17/eliot-spitzer-im-actually-feminist/ …ws/2013/jul/…
- While others just found the news funny.
- — Karol (@karol)Wed, Jul 17 2013 10:46:21Of course! He paid those women top dollar. MT @jtLOL: Eliot Spitzer is a feminist, says Eliot Spitzer http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/17/eliot-spitzer-is-a-feminist-says-eliot-spitzer/ …7/SpitzerForNYCzerForNYC
- — Chuck Brownson (@chuckbrownson)Wed, Jul 17 2013 07:17:51
- — Carol Fenton (@cfpdx)Tue, Jul 16 2013 21:50:57
- — Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian)Wed, Jul 17 2013 12:12:56And I'm an NHL hockey player MT @chrislhayes .@SpitzerForNYC says he considers himself a feminist. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/16/eliot-spitzer-feminist_n_3607974.html …3/07/16/eli… …
- — Emma Young (@EmmaTheYoungOne)Wed, Jul 17 2013 11:49:47
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