On Sunday, Americans heard President’s Trump thoughts on women, feminism, and his support for “everyone,” as documented by Fox News.
Answers from President Trump
During an ITV interview with Piers Morgan, the President of the United States faced questions about his stance on feminism and women. President Trump’s hereinafter response explains his position:
Morgan also asked the President about his feelings regarding women who support him. The Commander-in-Chief then opined that the aforementioned women understand who he is, noting the support he received from women during the 2016 Presidential election:
“Well, I am for them and I think a lot of them understand that. I won many categories of women and the women vote in the election and people were shocked to see it. Women have the best unemployment number that they’ve had in 17 years and they’re doing tremendously in business. They’re doing tremendously in so many ways and people are starting to see that.”
President Trump, Women, and Criticism Regarding Feminism
Throughout the 2016 Presidential election and beyond, President Trump’s critics have blasted him as sexist. The aforesaid critics often cite the President’s prior harsh remarks and allegations of sexual misconduct as supporting evidence.
However, the President, his family, and his supporters affirm that his expressions of disapproval do not specifically target women. President Trump criticizes both men and women alike when he sees fit, according to them. Moreover, Americans have yet to see concrete proof to support the allegations against President Trump. He has repeatedly denied them and has furthermore never been found guilty of sexual misconduct in a court of law.
Like President Trump, feminism has also faced criticism, although for very different reasons. Many conservatives have slammed feminism as a hypocritical movement which frequently displays selective outrage. For instance, countless feminists have marched against President Trump, however, there have yet to be any marches against female genital mutilation which is an international plight. Are the President’s harsh words truly worse than young girls having their genitals sliced and cut off, question critics of feminism.
Moreover, Republican and conservative voters have opined that feminists tend to treat right-wing women very poorly. If feminists are truly for the empowerment and advancement of women, should that advocacy not apply to all women instead of exclusively left-leaning, liberal women, ask conservative critics. Right-wingers frequently express these concerns on social media:
My narrative, if I have one, is that the left only proclaims feminism for women of the left. That brand of feminism has no place for strong conservative women. It resents them and attacks them, constantly. https://t.co/ST0wvmMtj3
— 7uzidoesit (@7uzidoesit) January 28, 2018
I respect the feminist advocacy for equal treatment under the law and society, yet unfortunately, the alt-left (leftists who hate free speech) have corrupted much of modern Western feminism. They call Trump a child molester while praising Lena Dunham, who molested her own sister.
— The Secular Conservative (@SOrtKaek) January 29, 2018
The Women’s March was purely political and changed course to make it about Trump hate. It automatically excludes conservative women and their values by going that route. That doesn’t sound like equality for all, so I have to question what feminism means in today’s climate.
— Julesie (@justjules99) January 28, 2018
Americans of all political ideologies have also taken to social media to vocalize their opinions on President Trump’s affirmation of being “for everyone.”