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Kellyanne Conway Doesn’t Identify as a Feminist

Jan. 27, 2017

'My favorite label is mommy’

In a new interview with the Washington Post, President Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway discussed her views about feminism, motherhood, and being the highest-ranking woman in the Trump administration. “I don’t consider myself a feminist,” said Conway, who is the first female campaign manager to win a presidential election. “I think my generation isn’t a big fan of labels. My favorite label is mommy.”

Conway explained that she feels as if “the feminist movement has been hijacked by the pro-abortion movement or the anti-male sentiments that you read in some of their propaganda and writings. I’m not anti-male.”

Even though feminism isn’t actually about hating men — that’s called misandryConway continued, “One does not need to be pro-female and call yourself a feminist, when with it comes that whole anti-male culture where we want young boys to sit down and shut up in the classroom.” She continued, “I consider myself a postfeminist. I consider myself one of those women who is a product of her choices, not a victim of her circumstances.

Conway, who is the granddaughter of immigrants and was raised by a single mother, also explained how the past six months of her life have been the “American Dream writ large.” Still, she didn’t realize the impact of her role as the first female campaign manager to win a presidential election until the election was over. “Looking back, I feel the enormity of that moment in time, mainly because of all the people I’ve heard from… It is nothing short of moving to hear… ‘My daughters think you’re a role model.’”

[H/T the Washington Post]