Thursday, June 11, 2015

Carly Fiorina: A Feminist is a woman who lives the life she chooses; not a political ideology

In a speech that was given at the Competitive Enterprise Institute today, GOP candidate Carly Fiorina was to deliver her observations about what "feminism" has become:
  • "Feminism began as a rallying cry to empower women — to vote, to get an education, to enter the workplace," Fiorina will say. "But over the years, feminism has devolved into a left-leaning political ideology where women are pitted against men and used as a political weapon to win elections."
  •  She will list examples of the Left using the "war on women" rallying cry to shut down conversations and label Republicans and anyone who disagrees as "anti-woman." She will specifically mention Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, who was referred to as "window dressing" by the pro-abortion group EMILY'S List when she was chosen to give the Republican State of the Union response.
 And offered her own definition:

  •  "A feminist is a woman who lives the life she chooses. We will have arrived when every woman can decide for herself how to best find and use her God-given gifts," Fiorina will say. "A woman may choose to have five children and home-school them. She may choose to become a CEO ... or run for president."
 Washington Examiner