Kellyanne Conway Knows Where A Woman's Place Is, And It Is Not The White House
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OH HEY, Kellyanne Conway, would you like to tell us all about how we are being sexist to you, when we call you out for lying and being a terrible person? Would you like to tell us how Donald Trump is the real respecter of women, because he hired you to run his campaign and you became the first woman campaign manager to win a presidential election for your candidate, a guy who grabs ladies by the pussy and may or may not have sexually assaulted a bunch of women? Would you like to tell us we are being very nasty for even bringing up Trump's puss-burgling, the way you did with that teenage girl? TELL US YOUR FEMINISM, KELLYANNE CONWAY, INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW IT.
Conway spoke at an event called "Women Rule," put on by Politico, and she had this to say about whether women with offspring should work outside the house, specifically in the White House:
“I do politely mention to them the question isn’t would you take the job, the male sitting across from me who’s going to take a big job in the White House. The question is would you want your wife to,” Conway said, describing conversations she’s had with male colleagues. “Would you want the mother of [your] children to? You really see their entire visage change. It’s like, oh, no, they wouldn’t want their wife to take that job.”
REAL feminists know that a woman's husband should decide whether his little lady ought to be working in the White House, like a common man-hating career girl who has her own credit cards and everything.
Obviously, were Conway to work in the White House, she would have to juggle a lot, having four small children. Of course, she has a high-powered attorney husband at home, who could always shoulder some of the burden, were his wife to want to play a key role in the Trump administration. His name is George, and he is one of the dick-sacks who has spent his career going after the Clintons. We didn't say daddy Conway would be a GOOD role model for his kids, but then again, we didn't say mommy Conway is either.
But this, as Suzanne Monyak points out at Slate, is one of the ridiculous things about our society, where a man is never asked whether he can juggle his home life with a busy career, whereas women are pretty much always asked to make that choice. And Conway is encouraging that status quo. Here's Monyak:
... [S]he seems to believe that it is the onus of the woman in a family to sacrifice her career opportunities so that her husband may have his. Even more troubling, Conway implies that no good mother should take on such a job—an attitude that feels ripped out of Mad Men.
[wonkbar]<a href="http://wonkette.com/609131/kellyanne-conway-will-run-twitter-lynch-mob-for-donald-trump-america-and-so-much"></a>[/wonkbar]If we may, we'd like to rudely do sexism to Kellyanne Conway, by pointing out what a hypocrite she is being right now. Because precisely what was she doing when she took the reins of the Trump campaign and started invading our televisions fifty times a day, to lie her mouth off about Donald Trump? What was she doing before that when she was running a Ted Cruz super PAC? What would she be doing if she, instead of working in the White House, became the leader of Donald Trump's official horde of Twitter bullies, as we've been hearing in the news reels? We sense a wee bit of "Do as I say, ladies, not as I do" here! It reminds us of Phyllis Schlafly (PBUH), quite frankly.
Obama's senior adviser Valerie Jarrett was also on hand at the event, and said she encouraged Conway to go work in the White House:
“I encouraged her to give it a try. [...] I think tone starts at the top and if you have a relationship with your boss such that you can say, ‘look, this is a top priority. There’s nothing more important for me than being a good mom, but I think I can be a good mom and have the flexibility enough to do this job well.’ And that’s something I encouraged her to try.”
Jarrett added that Conway "could always leave if it doesn't work out," and that is true!
Personally, we just want Kellyanne Conway to go the hell away, but we mean that in the most #feminist way possible, because we are A Ally.