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Published 10 February 2016

Young women in the U.S. state overwhelmingly chose Sanders, telling feminists Gloria Steinem and Madeline Albright to shove it.

It turns out that in order to get the female vote in the United States, it takes more than just being a woman.

Female Democrats in New Hampshire have spoken, and have come out in support of Bernie Sanders, with 53 percent of women in the state voting for the Vermont senator and only 46 percent voting for Hillary Clinton.

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The gap is even larger with young women. For women under the age of 30, 82 percent cast their vote for Sanders, while other statistics show that 69 percent of women under 45 backed him.

One female Sanders supporter, high school senior Monica Johnson, said "I agreed with his policies more than hers, especially on college affordability," she told Think Progress.

“People ask me, 'How does a young lady relate to a 74-year-old man?' But hearing about the financial struggles he faced as a kid, and how much he talks about the struggles everyday Americans are facing, that's what's resonating with me,” said Johnson, adding that “And me being African American, the fact that he's been standing up for civil rights for so long definitely impressed me.”

Sanders' win with women happened despite the recent comments by well-known feminist Madeline Albright who claimed there was a “special place in hell for women who don't help other women.”

Similar comments came from women's rights activist and journalist Gloria Steinem who suggested that young women are less politically radical and will only vote for Sanders to get attention from boys.

Women across the country quickly took to social media with rage, saying that being forced to vote for a woman based solely on her gender does not constitute a good feminist.

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