President Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway doesn’t consider herself a “feminist” in the traditional sense of the word.
In an interview published Thursday, the 50-year-old mother of four told The Washington Post that she doesn’t align with the “pro-abortion,” “anti-male” tenets of modern feminism and considers herself more of a “postfeminist.”
“I don’t consider myself a feminist. I think my generation isn’t a big fan of labels. My favorite label is mommy,” Mrs. Conway said.
“I feel like the feminist movement has been hijacked by the pro-abortion movement or the anti-male sentiments that you read in some of their propaganda and writings,” she continued. “I’m not anti-male. One does not need to be pro-female and call yourself a feminist, when with it comes that whole anti-male culture where we want young boys to sit down and shut up in the classroom.
“And we have all of these commercials that show what a feckless boob the man in the house is. That’s not the way I see the men in my life, most especially my 12-year-old son,” she added. “I consider myself a postfeminist. I consider myself one of those women who is a product of her choices, not a victim of her circumstances.”
Mrs. Conway, who served as Mr. Trump’s campaign manager and became the first woman to run a successful presidential campaign, said she is just now starting to realize how historic her involvement was.
“It’s a bigger deal now in retrospect. I never gave it much thought during the campaign,” she told The Post.
“But looking back, I feel the enormity of that moment in time, mainly because of all the people I’ve heard from,” she said. “I consider myself more passionate than emotional, but it is nothing short of moving to hear from women and girls from all over the country and from men who say, ‘My daughters think you’re a role model.’”
Mrs. Conway co-wrote the book “What Women Really Want: How American Women Are Quietly Erasing Political, Racial, Class, and Religious Lines to Change the Way We Live” with Celinda Lake in 2010.