“The progressive view of feminism is not about women.”
Carly Fiorina sat in the “Center Seat” Thursday night on Special Report with Bret Baier. They ought to call the segment the “Hot Seat” as it offers viewers and the pundits on the panel a chance to ask the candidate tough questions in a close setting.
Fiorina took questions about herself, her career, the campaign and a host of other issues every candidate is facing for 2016. Topics include jobs, healthcare, government surveillance, foreign policy, and reclaiming feminism.
It’s worth pointing out that Fiorina took more questions in this 17 minute segment than Hillary Clinton has taken in the last two months.
If you watched the video to the end, you heard Fiorina talk about the left’s monopoly on the term “feminism” and its meaning. She gave a speech Thursday night where she expanded on this point.
The IJ Review has more on that:
Carly Fiorina Wants to Reclaim ‘Feminist’ — And She’s Got a Definition Deeply Rooted in Her Faith
Is it possible for the politics of feminism to transcend faith and liberal policies? Carly Fiorina seems to think so.
The 2016 Republican presidential candidate and former Fortune 50 CEO addressed the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a think tank promoting limited market regulations, on Thursday about the role of women in the U.S. under the Obama administration.
Her main dispute with feminism is its liberal implications:
“The progressive view of feminism is not about women. It is about ideology. And their policies are not working for women.”
Fiorina criticized government’s “webs of dependence” for wrapping around women, specifically single mothers, through welfare assistance. She noted that California, which she says has been under liberal policy for decades, has one of the highest poverty rates in the country, “with over 3 million women living below the poverty line.”
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