Where was the Left, and where the Feminists, during President Clinton's savaging of Juanita Broaddrick, Genifer Flowers, Paul Jones, Susan McDougal, and Monica Lewinsky? These women, who suffered, if anyone has ever suffered, "workplace harassment," were dismissed from consideration by the Left, who mentioned their struggles not at all; and Monica Lewinsky, a Nice Jewish Girl from Brentwood, working as an intern in the office of the most powerful man on the planet, was treated to the silence of the feminists as she was accused, by her employer, the President of the United States, while he was committing perjury, of being unbalanced and, perhaps, of having had a "bad childhood." How, by the Left, can this be excused? It cannot. But it may be partially explained---Flowers, Jones et al., were dismissed by the Left not merely because they accused the Left's avatar, but because of their class. They were, to the Left, "trailer trash," and so, de-facto, undeserving of a hearing yet alone a defense.
The Feminists of the Left were voluble in their indictment of Justice Thomas, in Anita Hill's, at best, "he said, she said" controversy; using racial language and innuendo against him unheard in this country in decades.
They supported Tawana Brawley's improbable claims of rape up to, and, indeed, past the point at which they had been proved fraudulent and her testimony found perjured.
But what of the death of Mary Jo Kopechne by drowning? What Feminist spoke up for the dead victim? Or against the man who drove her to her death? He remained an icon of the Left for the rest of his life. Are those Feminists, then, spokespersons for the Rights of Women? Demonstrably not. They are not even spokeswomen for the rights of Liberal women--Ms. Kopechne was working for a Democrat, as was Ms. Lewinsky. They are advocates only of the positions of the Left--at whatever cost to women, what in the world are those people talking about?