Sanders: I Was Made an ‘Honorary Woman’

Bernie Sanders, a male Democratic presidential contender, said Thursday evening that feminist author Gloria Steinem has anointed him as an “honorary woman.” Sanders told the story in response to an audience member’s question about feminism during an MSNBC/Telemundo town hall. Claiming the Steinem knighting happened “many, many years ago,” Sanders added, “I don’t know exactly what that meant, but I accepted it when she came to campaign for me.” Hillary Clinton, the female Democratic presidential candidate, has Steinem’s support this election.