Carly Fiorina, the accidental feminist

Carly Fiorina, the accidental feminist

Carly Fiorina is trying to thread the needle between opposing identity politics and capitaizing [sic] on the personal attacks against her clearly based on gender. Good luck with that.

Carly Fiorina’s website reads, “It is time to declare the end of identity politics.” Earlier this year, Fiorina accused feminism of being a “left-leaning political ideology where women are pitted against men and used as a political weapon to win elections.”

And yet, in the face of what Donald Trump said about Fiorina, his GOP primary rival, in a Rolling Stone story last week — “Look at that face! Would anybody vote for that?” — it would be misleading to call Fiorina’s response anything other than enthusiastic feminist identity politics.

Speaking to the National Federation of Republican Women on Friday, Fiorina said, “Ladies, look at this face. This is the face of a 61-year-old woman. I am proud of every year and every wrinkle.”

 


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