WATCH: For Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway, feminism is ‘anti-male’ and ‘pro-abortion’ – Find out what else Donald Trump’s adviser KellyAnne Conway had to say about feminism.
White House Senior Advisor Kellyanne Conway in National Harbor, Maryland, US, February 23, 2017. (Reuters)
In an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Kellyanne Conway on Thursday talked about working with Trump, growing up in a house full of women and gave advise to young college students and women.
But what caught people’s attention the most was what she had to say about feminism.
Speaking to Mercedes Schlapp at the conference she reveals she was raised to be independent and strong without anyone saying the word “feminist”
“I thought it was very telling,” she said, “that many women look past the commonality of gender and we’re looking for what they shared in terms of issues, ideology, vision and just what they want out of their futures for themselves”.
On January 22, a day after Trump’s inauguration, millions of women across the US and around the world came out to participate in the Women’s March for various rights.
Schlapp asked Conway about the march and how Democrats, she claims, think all women should be Democrats. Schlapp goes on to say Conway has done a great job in explaining the need for women to remain in conservative women’s movement what she calls “conservative feminism”.
Conway responded by saying she doesn’t believe that the young generation cares for labels. “I don’t know about calling yourself a feminist and also for me it’s difficult for me to call myself a feminist in the classic sense because it seems to be very anti-male and it certainly is very pro-abortion in this context and I’m neither anti-male or pro-abortion,” she said.
In response to her comment on feminism, the Merriam-Webster dictionary had tweeted the definition of the word:
In the interview, Conway also said that she believes woman have a issue with women in a position of 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 are presuming that they’re not as powerful as the men around this presented negativity about women and power,” she said.
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