Cosmopolitan magazine recently published an article with a headline that read “7 Women Who Could Be Our First Female President.”
Among those seven, of course, is not a single conservative or Republican-leaning lady. Instead, Cosmo lists a handful of progressive women who it believes are “eminently qualified” for the job.
But in reality, there’s no shortage of right-leaning women also “eminently qualified” to be president of the United States. We have U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, Utah Congresswoman Mia Love, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez.
In the end, though, this irresponsible “journalism” shouldn’t come as a surprise. In fact, it’s only the latest assault against Republican and conservative women originating—ironically—inside a “women’s magazine.”
Recently, Elle magazine published an article titled “How Do We Criticize Problematic Women?” referring to right-leaning ladies like Megyn Kelly, Kellyanne Conway, and Ivanka Trump.
Not to be confused with feminist icons who overcame stereotypes and sexism to land successful careers, Elle magazine views right-leaning women as problems who need to be fixed.
But being problematic isn’t so bad. Instead of embracing a culture that’s anti-male and obsessed with victimhood, problematic women tend to favor a more traditional approach to women’s empowerment, one in which they embrace biology and consider themselves a “product of my choices” rather than a “victim of my circumstances.” As someone who self-identifies as a problematic woman, I have a message for these women’s magazines who can’t help but discriminate against their own kind.
Calling us “problematic” isn’t an insult—we’ll embrace this new name with pride. Being a problem, after all, is how this whole feminism thing got started. But pretending that we don’t exist? That’s insulting, and we’re here to very proudly tell you otherwise.