Since I can't be accused of being a tin-eared meathead of a guy, I can say that it's exactly this sort of irrational hysteria that makes younger women want to stampede away from a group identity with feminism - whatever feminism is in this day and age.
According to my personal definition, a feminist would feel unapologetically free to choose a president - or any candidate, for that matter - on that individual's merits, without regard to gender. As Catherine Price succinctly says in Broadsheet,
- When we first got wind of this press release, we double-checked the source to make sure it wasn't from the Onion -- because this has to be a joke. A state chapter of a national feminist organization is saying that we should vote for someone just because she's a woman? Really? I suppose that also means that all white men should vote for John Edwards and all black people should endorse Obama (although by that logic, black women are screwed -- they've got two groups to betray). Call me naive, but I'd planned on basing my political decisions on the candidates' ability and political positions, not on whether we both have ovaries.