One way to look at this dispute is to see this fight as a symptom of a deep-seated feud with roots in feminist theory. But there's also a simpler way to look at it. Some people feel, strongly, that supporting the first woman president is an important feminist act. Others feel, strongly, that supporting the biggest backer of the social safety net is an important feminist act.I'm not saying that this article about which Democratic candidate is supported by what women, and why, is the most powerful argument against women's suffrage ever penned, but it is certainly a strong one.
It's rather fascinating, though, because at no point is the idea that voting for elected office might be anything other than "an important feminist act" seriously contemplated.