Feminists tear into Women's March for having Sanders headline convention

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Bernie Sanders to speak at Women's Convention in Detroit on Oct. 27

The Women's March on January 21 was possibly the largest single-day demonstration in USA history, with up to 5.25 million people taking part across the country.

Numerous women taking part in that event wore t-shirts or held signs making reference to the 2016 presidential race won by Trump over Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy's profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MORE, who at one point was called a "nasty woman" by her GOP opponent.

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Two prominent women in center-left political circles - MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid and the Center for American Progress's Neera Tanden - were among those who criticized the Women's March for choosing Sanders for the opening-night speech.

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during an event to introduce the "Medicare for All Act of 2017" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 13, 2017. Now, almost a year after Clinton's loss to you-know-who, the coast appears clear for female Sanders supporters - so much so that the women behind the post-inauguration Women's March on Washington have asked Sanders to give an opening night speech at their convention event in Detroit later this month.

"I'm honored to join the women at the front lines of our struggle for economic, social, racial and environmental justice".

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The Women's March gained notoriety in January when thousands of women descended on Washington, D.C.to protest Donald Trump's inauguration. "Although their schedules did not allow them to join us in Detroit the weekend of October 27, they will be fighting for our shared values, as they do every day", a statement from the group said.

During the 2016 presidential election cycle, Sanders won MI over eventual Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the state's Democratic primary. I know Sanders recognizes his privilege, but he's still a man. Officials with the organization wouldn't confirm if any of the Democratic women had been first invited as the opening-night speaker, as Sanders appears to have been.

People were quick to point out that Bernie hasn't always been a champion for women and that women issues aren't at the forefront of his politics. "It got ugly and more than a little sexist", wrote Clinton.

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Mallory, the Women's March co-founder, defended the choice of Sanders as lead speaker, saying the convention "ought to have more than just women".

"People want to hear from the leadership from within our government who can give us some insight about what's happening", Mallory told the Free Press.

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