The Women's March is hosting a progressive "Women's Convention" October 27-29 in downtown Detroit. It's supposed to be monumental — and before the conference even begins, the Women's March has struck new ground for the feminist movement: they're letting a man lead the way.

That's right. On Thursday, Women's March leadership announced that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will kick off the three day conference where women from around the country will discuss things like oppression, misogyny, and which posterboard works best for weekly Donald Trump protests.

And feminists couldn't be happier.

Haha, nooooo, of course not. They actually lost their minds on social media in an afternoon-long temper tantrum, taking organizers to task for having not just any man — but the man who cost Hillary Clinton the election — take an honored role at what was billed as a female-only conference.

The Women's March tried to do damage control, issuing a statement claiming that the opening speeches would actually be a "collective effort," and that Bernie Sanders' remarks would be merely perfunctory, an honor given to the one man they'll allow in their presence.

They also said that most of the women they contacted, including former Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, just couldn't find it in their schedules to attend a conference in Detroit for a sum total of four hours.

In other words, they were desperate, and Bernie Sanders was available. Rep. Maxine Waters, the de facto leader of the "Resistance" movement, will provide the conference's keynote address, to give the gathering a sense of seriousness and purpose.

The statement did little to stem the hysterics. Feminists continued to bemoan the choice of Bernie Sanders, contending that Sanders was "anti-woman" for suggesting the Democratic Party couldn't purge all pro-life politicians from their ranks, and criticized "establishment" Planned Parenthood's stranglehold on the Dem party platform.

Feminists also accused the Women's March of enabling the "Bernie Bros" — the men who, they claim, harassed Hillary Clinton supporters online.

They'll be angrier to know that the Women's March is charging upwards of $300 for the three-day conference, and that doesn't include room and board.