People Are Slamming Kellyanne Conway for Reducing Feminism to an 'Anti-Male' and 'Pro-Abortion' Movement

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 23:  White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway is interviewed by Mercedes Schlapp during the first day of the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center February 23, 2017 in National Harbor, Maryland. Hosted by the American Conservative Union, CPAC is an annual gathering of right wing politicians, commentators and their supporters.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

People Are Slamming Kellyanne Conway for Reducing Feminism to an 'Anti-Male' and 'Pro-Abortion' Movement

Even the Merriam-Webster dictionary called out the White House counselor.

Published February 23, 2017

During an appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday, Kellyanne Conway delivered several remarks about feminism that left many confused. During the discussion, Conway not only categorized the modern feminist movement as being "anti-male," but she also claimed that she does not identify as a feminist.

When asked about the Women's March that occurred after the inauguration of President Trump, Conway removed herself from the feminist movement. 

"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, so," the counselor to the president told the audience. "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 clearly what conservative feminism, if you will, is all about."

Conway then went on to admit that she believes women should be paid the same as men and offered a story where she said, "I'll have what he's having," when asked about her speaking fee.

"I said, 'Uh huh.' He said, 'Excuse me?' And I said, 'Well, you said Mark Mellman and I were going to do the same thing, show up at the same time, give the same remarks, so I’ll have what he’s having.' And the man said, in 1996 having never gotten a dollar to give a speech before, he said, 'Well, Mark requested $3,500, would that be [OK]?' And I said, 'That’ll be fine,'" Conway recounted.

  1. After Conway's remarks on feminism, many slammed her on twitter for working for someone who does not appear to have women's interest at heart
  2. Conway's anti-feminism discussion about feminism inspired hilarious reaction tweets
  3. Even Merriam-Webster got in on the action to correct Conway

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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