Steinem said she “misspoke” when she made the comment on Real Time with Bill Maher after being asked why she thought Clinton wasn’t doing better with young women. She apologized “for what’s been misinterpreted as implying young women aren’t serious in their politics.”Here is the full apology on Steinem's Facebook page.
She has a point, however clumsily made. Women, particularly younger women, do look to men for social approval. That does tend to lessen with age. Being a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton in 2008 was, at best, distasteful. At worst, an indicator of both racism and being tethered to an unfashionable brand of feminism.