Elle magazine writer Sady Doyle really doesn’t like Ivanka Trump.  Last year, she wrote a piece called “Ivanka Trump Will Not Fix ‘Women’s Issues’—She Will Distract From Them,” where she lamented that Ivanka is attractive, smart and successful.  Yes, you read that correctly.  The ridiculous piece explains what’s wrong with “exceptional women.”  Funny, you’d think a feminist would celebrate exceptional women.  Not when they’re conservative.

And now she’s got another “hot take,” this time about conservatives more generally.  She believes that conservative women, because of their “intolerant beliefs” deserve whatever harassment comes to them.  This applies to the sexual harassment of Megyn Kelly, the airplane harassment of Ivanka and her kids, or the unfair criticism of Kellyanne Conway.  All fair game, according to Doyle:

We should not weep for Theresa May or any other conservative woman whose policies contribute to the continued oppression of women and minorities. Even the most moon-eyed believer in feminist sisterhood must realize it’s all got to stop somewhere. Any harm done to Kellyanne Conway by calling her “Skeletor” is vastly outweighed by the harm Conway has done, and intends to do, to the American people. And by the way, it’s no coincidence that all of these women are white—they’ve been given leeway to screw up and court public disapproval in ways that a woman of color would never be afforded.

Well, I guess we’ve known this for a long time — feminism is not a “women’s movement,” it’s a “liberal women’s movement.” Thanks to Elle for allowing feminist writers to out themselves as intolerant, biased, and small minded.

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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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