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Feminists are fighting this week after the Women's March announced Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is slated to deliver the opening speech at their upcoming convention.
Sanders is set to address the group's Women's Convention, a three-day event hosted in Detroit, on Oct. 27.
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"We believe as women ... that we ought to have more than just women at the Women's Convention," Women's March co-founder Tamkia Mallory told the Detroit Free Press. "People want to hear from the leadership from within our government who can give us some insight about what's happening ... so we can know what we need to do to be able to organize."
Influential feminist leaders and organizations were not convinced.
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"Incredibly disappointed @womensmarch.You couldn't find any inspiring, powerful, woman to give the opening speech? I can give u a long list," tweeted Will & Grace actress Debra Messing.
"Pretty amazing. How did the WomensMarch not find any woman for this gig? Unfollowing," Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden said.
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MSNBC host Joy Reid responded to the news by asking, "So... there were no women available ... to open the womens convention...?"
Alex Griswold of the Washington Free Beacon has a good roundup of the reactions here.
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Ostensibly frustrated by confusion on social media, Mallory...
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