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December 13 2018

The Stigmatization of Conservative Women

by Charlotte Hays

Quote of the Day:

Far-left activists next month march on Washington again under the banner “the Women’s March.” The media will present them as simply “women”—as if women with other views don’t exist.

--IWF's Carrie Lukas in "Check Your Progressive Privilege" in today's Wall Street Journal

 

Conservative women have been especially under attack from the media and liberal political elites (but I repeat myself) in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.

In a must-read piece in this morning's Wall Street Journal, Carrie Lukas explores this cultural phenomenon. Carrie begins:   

Progressives are constantly checking their “white privilege,” but what about ideological privilege? Particularly for women, the prevailing assumption is that you aren’t normal unless you’re a liberal Democrat. Conservative women aren’t only left out, but increasingly stigmatized.

Women’s magazines and news outlets depict women who vote Republican as deviants. Vogue headlined a postelection commentary “Why Do White Women Keep Voting for the GOP and Against Their Own Interests?”

The Guardian asked: “Half of White Women Continue to Vote Republican. What’s Wrong with Them?” The latter article asserted that “white women vote for Republicans for the same reason that white men do: because they are racist.”

Barbra Streisand claimed “a lot of women vote the way their husbands vote; they don’t believe enough in their own thoughts.” Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama and Madeleine Albright have all expressed similar sentiments in public.

Carrie labels this what it is: a form of bigotry.

It is essential that we recognize the bias in messages about conservative women.

Only then can we become a truly inclusive society.

Don't miss Carrie's eye-opening piece!

 





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