White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway said Thursday that she wouldn’t define herself as a “classic” feminist, “because it seems to be very anti-male, and it certainly is very pro-abortion.”
During an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Mercedes Schlapp asked Conway what “conservative feminism” meant to her, in light of the massive Women’s March on Washington a day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
“Well I believe this generation, particularly the younger people, don’t really like labels. And we are not necessarily joiners, or liking to label ourselves. And that’s great in its own right. So I don’t know about calling yourself a feminist,” she said.
“I 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 and pro-abortion,” Conway continued. “There’s an individual feminism, if you will, that you make your own choices.”
“Mercedes, I look at myself as a product of my choices, not a victim of my circumstances. And that’s really, to me, what conservative feminism, if you will is all about,” she said.
Conway then told the story of her mother, who “just figured it out” as a young single mother with a high school education, and who raised her with the help of other members of her family.
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