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  • Julia Johnson

The Forgotten, Ignored, and Erased: Conservative Women

Updated: Jun 14, 2019

According to activists on the left, like Barbara Streisand, you are only an empowered woman if you vote Democrat, otherwise you are just submitting to the will of your husband or father.

"They don't believe enough in their own thoughts", says Streisand.

This past weekend was the 5th annual Young Women's Leadership Summit hosted by Turning Point USA. It was held in Dallas, Texas, and welcomed over 1200 young women from various states and countries.

Despite the success of this event, and large female membership in organizations like Turning Point USA and Young America's Foundation, the existence of conservative women continues to be ignored, and ridiculed.

When women vote Republican, the first response from the left seems to be confusion.

A Vogue article speculates the motivations of voting, white women: 'Are they so invested in their own white privilege that they simply don’t care about other women? Are they parroting their Republican husbands and/or brainwashed by Fox & Friends?'.

The thought never seems to cross their minds that these women could have formed these opinions on their own, and by their own free will.

The first problem is the assumption that all conservative women are white.

Minority women, who are conservative, are fighting to be heard while mainstream media continues to ignore their existence.

Former Ambassador Nikki Haley, the daughter of legal immigrants, is a force to be reckoned with in the Republican Party. With grace and tact, she dealt with opposition in the United Nations. Above all, she advocated for America, its decisions, and its autonomy, especially when it came to deciding where to place its embassies.

She founded Stand for America, an advocacy group promoting public policies that strengthen America’s economy, culture, and national security.

Nikki Haley isn’t discussed much, because the mainstream media writers can't come up with anything bad to say about her, and they wouldn't dare discuss her successes.

Besides former Ambassador Nikki Haley, other prominent minority women are making strides in the conservative movement.

Candace Owens, the founder of Blexit, has made it her mission to inform the black communities in America as to why the Democratic Party is working against them. She believes in black America, and knows that Democratic Policies haven't helped them.

Angela Stanton-King is the great niece of Reverand Martin Luther King Jr., and the founder of The American King Foundation. AKF focuses on criminal justice reform, re-entry, and reuniting American Families throughout the United States of America that have been affected by the laws of mass incarceration.

King has applauded the progress that President Trump has made with criminal justice reform. She has also advocated against extensive welfare benefits that keep Americans, and disproportionately minorities, dependent.

These are just a few of the strong, minority women in the conservative movement.

Another problem is the idea that women could not possibly think for themselves if they are voting Republican.

Nothing screams sexism more than the idea that women are dependent and lack the ability to think freely.

For a movement that claims to champion women and their empowerment, they sure seem to love berating and dehumanizing women who don't agree.

Conservative women have been many of the movers and shakers in society.

Just look at Judge Jeanine Pirro, who fought sexism throughout her career as an attorney, prosecutor, and judge. She paved the way for women in law.

The cunning, and intelligent Jeanine Pirro proved all the skeptics wrong as she climbed the ladder, simultaneously advocating for victims of domestic violence, and child victims.

Why are these women ignored? Why are they painted as less-than?

These are some of the strongest women this country has ever seen.

Conservative women have always made this country a better place, and they deserve recognition for it.