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Hillary Clinton and The F-Word

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Hillary Clinton will become the Democratic nominee this week. Moving forward, whatever happens during the ensuing general election, the fact that she is a woman will be an inextricable part of the narrative.

Clinton has acknowledged the historical significance of becoming the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. She has also paid tribute to the women who have come before her, from the suffragettes to Shirley Chisholm.

Secretary Clinton Launches the .100 Women Initiative: Empowering Women and Girls through International Exchanges.
Secretary Clinton Launches the .100 Women Initiative: Empowering Women and Girls through International Exchanges.
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As the electorate goes under the microscope for clues of what will transpire in November, questions about what Hillary represents to women voters -- and how that connects to current concepts of feminism -- will be on the front burner.

SheKnows Media recently released the results of an online survey titled #TheFWord. Conducted during the period of 12/28/15-1/7/16, it garnered 1,622 responses. The focus was to nail down an understanding of women's relationship to feminism -- how they do or don't identify -- with a look at demographics including age, race, employment, and household income.

The second part of the study dug into the Clinton vs. Trump match-up.

The response breakdown was:

By age:

31 percent Millennial (1985-1998)

43 percent Generation X (1965-1984)

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