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Sun Mar 24, 2019, 08:36 AM

Kellyanne Conway is no 'badass' - and she's certainly no feminist

Kellyanne Conway is no 'badass' – and she's certainly no feminist
Conway plays an integral role in Trump’s racist and misogynist agenda. She’s no feminist – she’s simply a bad person
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/23/kellyanne-conway-feminism-trump-week-in-patriarchy?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0xOTAzMjQ%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&CMP=GTUS_email

Kellyanne Conway frequently makes me want to use the F word – and, believe me, that word isn’t feminist. There is, after all, nothing remotely feminist about Conway. As Donald Trump’s campaign manager she was instrumental in getting an alleged sexual predator elected to the highest office in the land. As counselor to the president, she plays an integral part in advancing the Trump administration’s racist and misogynistic agenda. To talk about Conway in terms of “women’s empowerment” is to completely misunderstand what feminism means.

Conway, of course, is a great believer in alternative facts. In her view of the universe, she’s more of a feminist than her critics will ever be. On Thursday Conway told Fox Business that she has no intention of resigning from the White House over Trump’s Twitter feud with her husband George (popularly referred to as “Mr Kellyanne Conway”, according to an angry tweet by Trump.) I won’t recap this deeply tedious feud, but it is basically two grown men, one of them the president of the United States, yelling at each other on the internet.

“I know George was quoted recently as saying ‘I wish she didn’t work [in the White House],’” Conway said to Fox. “But what message would [quitting] send to the feminists everywhere who pretend they’re independent thinkers, and men don’t make decisions for them? They can talk it and I can walk it. I can live it.” I’m not entirely sure whether that means she’s staying in her job to validate feminists or to irritate them, but one gets the not-so-subtle impression she’s having a dig.

Conway may have felt empowered to lecture feminists thanks to her recent appearance on CNN’s series Badass Women of Washington. The entire series, which profiles women like Nancy Pelosi, Elaine Chao, and Dianne Feinstein, has been a pretty vapid exercise in corporate feminism; however the puff piece on Conway was particularly embarrassing. It celebrates the fact that Conway, a mother, wife, and career woman, seems to be “doing it all” while brushing over the fact that “all” includes a lot of incredibly unethical things. There’s no mention, for example, of Conway irresponsibly imploring people to read the New Zealand mosque shooter’s manifesto. There’s no mention of the time she defended Trump’s Muslim ban by blaming refugees for the fictitious “Bowling Green massacre”. There’s no mention of the fact she balances being a mother with working for an administration that is separating migrant children form their mothers.

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stonecutter357 Mar 24 #1

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Sun Mar 24, 2019, 08:40 AM

1. Kellyanne Conway is a racist pos just like trump !

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