Monday, February 18, 2008

Obama vs. Clinton

Is the Obama/Clinton race for the Democratic ticket actually a case of Xers versus Boomers in the political arena? That's one argument being made regarding the appeal of Obama to younger voters. Futurist William Draves has discussed the possibility that the current events in the democratic primaries may be a sign that feminism is dead.

I would argue that yes, the Obama appeal is partly generational, but, no, it's not the end of feminism. Gen X women don't see the election as a feminist issue. While Boomer women probably are amazed at how close a woman is to the Oval Office, Xer women are more likely to feel that "of course a woman could be president."

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Well said & totally right about the generational divide.