Monday, June 12, 2017

"Why don’t feminists celebrate the successes of right-wing female politicians?"

Via InstapunditTheresa May, the leader of the UK’s Conservative Party and its embattled prime minister, is only the second woman to hold either roles. On June 8, following a series of campaign missteps and a late surge from Labour Party rival Jeremy Corbyn, her party lost its majority in parliament in the UK’s snap election. May has vowed to stay on as prime minster despite growing pressure to resign.

May, who in 2005 founded Women2Win, an organization within the Conservative Party to promote female representation in office, considers herself a feminist (and has a t-shirt to prove it). She has also expressed her awareness that the quality of her work as a politician matters for gender equality. “When I read it and hear it, what I feel is responsibility,” she said in 2012 about being called the most powerful woman in UK politics. “There’s an added reason for me to try to do my best—to show that a woman in this position can do my job.”

And yet, feminists have not universally embraced May as one of their own. Are they, as many conservatives seem to believe, using identity affirmation disingenuously to promote liberal politics while excluding those with different partisan leanings?

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7 comments:

ndspinelli said...

Bubba proved, beyond reasonable doubt, feminists are about liberalism, not women. So, the answer to the question posed is quite easy.

edutcher said...

Maggie Thatcher proved a Conservative is not considered a womyn.

Rene Saunce said...

Because feminists are not pro-women, they are pro-leftwing fascism and Islam.

edutcher said...

That's what Willie or, more correctly, Gloria Steinbrenner proved.

That feminism is the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Left.

Leland said...

Feminism is less about women's rights today and much more about pushing a Malthusian agenda by suggesting women should not even socialize with men much less procreate.

Amartel said...

All the 'isms' are about rendering people miserable and wretched so that they will add their complaints and demands to the blame pile which can only be addressed by The Government God.

Rene Saunce said...

All the 'isms' are about rendering people miserable and wretched so that they will add their complaints and demands to the blame pile which can only be addressed by The Government God.

I want that on a bumper sticker.