"a ventriloquist for the patriarchy
A ventriloquist usually has a dummy sitting on his/her knee. Apparently, that statement is saying that Patriarchy (all men) are the dummies sitting on Hillary's knee.
LOL! Good point MRA! It's like when people call Frankenstein's Monster 'Frankenstein'. Although I must say, if anyone can spot a political mouthpiece, it's gotta be Fonda."Hilary Clinton is a mouthpiece for the patriarchy! How do I know, well I was one for the Viet Cong!" say Ms Fonda.
But seriously, why the sudden loss of support? Personally I think it's because it's going to put the feminists in an awkward position regardless of whether Hilary wins or loses. Let's say she wins, suddenly a woman has become the most powerful person in the free world. How? She was democratically voted into power by a nation that boasts a majority of women. NOW and the feminists will suddenly find their claims of oppression much less effective, especially if the president is a woman vowing to end it. They know that much of what they spout is bull$hit, particularly the oppression of women by men, and their claims of a better world run by women is unfounded. With Clinton in power there will be no huge changes for them, no dramatic shift to a better world with women finally getting what they 'deserve' because so many of their lies are just political spin.
However, if Hilary loses (especially considering the female voters majority) then they are also is a bad position. It would seem that the 'sisterhood' (like the patriarchy only, much, much nicer) would have abandoned the one candidate they should have voted for. NOW and the feminists would also find themselves in an awkward position if Hilary loses to Obama that they can't complain about a minority winning without betraying their left wing ideals.
So by bad-mouthing Hilary the feminists win either way. If she wins then she's just a puppet of the patriarchy, if she loses it's because the 'sisterhood' saw through her lies and warned the women of the US not to vote for her. Regardless of the outcome NOW and the feminists get to continue playing the victim card and their little racket can go on.