Although she’s been absent from television over the past week, Kellyanne Conway, adviser to Donald Trump, was on full display at the first morning of the annual right-wing hootenanny known as the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Conway said she never heard the word “feminist” when she was growing up, and then added:
“I was raised to be a strong and independent woman without anybody seeing the word feminist or have any political conversation. We were taught to be freethinking, independent, look at your goals. And that old saying, ‘you can never go home’ is never true.”
Women, Conway oddly maintained, belong in the conservative camp, but should not call themselves feminists:
“It’s difficult for me to call myself a feminist in the classic sense because it seems to be very ant-male and it certainly is very pro-abortion. And I’m neither anti-male or pro-abortion.”
Yeah, because the country is much better off when old white men decided what a woman should do with her body, isn’t it, Kellyanne? And who in the world said that a woman who believes in women’s rights is automatically anti-male? That’s just the usual bullshit talking point you hear from Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, both of whom have their own “issues” with strong, independent women.
But perhaps the most ridiculous comment Conway made was this one:
“Turns out there are a lot of women who just have a problem with women in power. This whole sisterhood, this whole let’s go march for women’s rights. And you know, just constantly talking about what women look like or what they wear or making fun of their choices or presuming that they’re not as powerful as the men around, this presumptive negativity about women and power, I think, is very unfortunate.”
Wait a minute! Did I just wake up from a ten-year nap? Women have a problem with women in power? That’s odd when you consider that women voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton. It’s also strange in light of the fact that women are leading the charge against the lifelong philanderer and alleged sexual predator who now prowls the halls of the White House late at night.
Though I’m a man, I’m pretty sure what women really have a problem with is being told how they should or shouldn’t act or feel, especially by men (or women) who have no freaking idea what in the hell they’re talking about.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org