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Kellyanne Conway, president and CEO of the Polling Company and the campaign manager of US President-elect Donald Trump's campaign, speaks during the 4th Annual Women Rule Summit in Washington, DC, December 7, 2016. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Sexist abuse

Kellyanne Conway says her critics ‘undercut modern feminism’

By WITW Staff on July 18, 2017

Kellyanne Conway, senior counselor to President Donald Trump, recently appeared at the Family Leadership Summit, an annual event organized by the evangelical activist Bob Platt. During a conversation with Platt, Conway opened up about the criticism that has been leveled against her since she rose to prominence as a key member of the Trump campaign and administration. And much of it, she says, is “gender-based.”

Bustle reports Conway said that her detractors often focus on “how I look or what I wear or how I speak.”

“It’s really remarkable and totally undercuts modern feminism,” she added.

Conway has indeed been the subject of unsettling abuse online, with social media users picking apart her outfit choices and physical features. While speaking at the Family Leadership Summit, Conway noted that she is not opposed to healthy debates about the political policies endorsed by the Trump administration. But, she claimed, “so much of the criticism of me is so gender-based.”

“If you want to disagree on policy — if you disagree on tax reform or health care reform or immigration or you’re for abortion and I’m not — then say that,” Conway asserted.

For perhaps the first time, we can say we agree with Conway. Without resorting to sexist comments, Conway’s detractors can find plenty to criticize. Like this. And this. And this.

Read more at Bustle.