It was unnecessary, as it clearly detracted from some otherwise good points Sanders was making about Clinton's record. And it played into the old attacks that female candidates have had to repeatedly face over the years.
In 1972, I was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. It was a thrill to be a representative of the American electorate -- especially that year, when women were making huge strides toward equality and the electricity of change was in the air.
Today, as women represent more than 50 percent of the population, and after more than 90 years of having the right to vote, why are we not seeing an increasing number of women in politics, either running for office or in policy making?
Our country's inability to elect women to the highest or even second-highest office in the land begs the uncomfortable question: if women are the majority of American voters, then does the blame for the dearth of women leaders lie with women voters?