Feminist activist Gloria Steinem on Friday suggested that young women support Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie SandersBernie SandersOVERNIGHT ENERGY:  EPA announces new clean air advisors after firing Trump appointees |  Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior | Watchdog: Bureau of Land Management saw messaging failures, understaffing during pandemic Overnight Health Care: Takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision | COVID-19 cost 5.5 million years of American life | Biden administration investing billions in antiviral pills for COVID-19 Democratic senators press PhRMA over COVID-19 lobbying efforts  MORE over rival Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonVirginia governor's race poses crucial test for GOP Hillary Clinton backs Shontel Brown in Ohio congressional race Hillary Clinton: Casting doubt on 2020 election is 'doing Putin's work' MORE because they want to meet boys. 
 
On HBO’s “Real Time with Bill MaherWilliam (Bill) MaherMaher goes after Manchin: 'Most powerful Republican in the Senate' Maher calls college a 'grift,' compares it to Scientology Bill Maher rips celebrities considering running for office as malignant narcissists MORE,” Maher asked Steinem why Clinton, who has campaigned on the historic nature of her candidacy, was losing the young female vote.
 
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“I don’t mean to over-generalize … but men tend to get more conservative because they gain power as they age, and women get more radical because they lose power as they age,” Steinem responded.
 
“So it’s kind of not fair to measure most women by the standard of most men, because they’re going to get more activist as they get older,” she added.
 
“And when you’re young, you’re thinking, ‘Where are the boys?’ The boys are with Bernie.”
 
Maher joked that if he had chalked up Bernie’s support among young women to their desire to meet boys, Steinem would have slapped him.
 
“No I wouldn’t, no I wouldn’t … because the boys are … How well do you know me?” Steinem responded, laughing off the remark.
 
Sanders won 84 percent of voters ages 18 to 29 in the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses, with Clinton getting 14 percent among the group.
 
Steinem previously endorsed Clinton for president in 2008.