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Most people also associate modern feminism with being a liberal there is an obvious exclusion of conservative women from the feminist movement if you are prolife you cant be a feminist if you voted for donald trump you cant be a feminist if you are a conservative with conservative values you cant be a feminist.
National womans party in the us was led by alice paul described as quotarticulating a narrow and conservative version of feminismquot new conservative feminism or backlash feminism is arguably antifeminist and is represented by betty friedan in the second stage and jean bethke elshtain in public man private woman and anticipated by.
Feminists are crusaders for women you cannot be conservative and a feminist because being conservative means you stand for the repressive patriarchal society feminists fought against feminists liberated women feminists are liberal there is no such thing as conservative feminism these are the mantras of the liberal feminist movement.
This post is the first in a series im calling shit liberal feminists say wherein i examine these mantras and how theyre used to silence radical feminists and distract from the fact that liberal feminism is an empty ideology that shores up male supremacy.
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Liberal feminism is an individualistic form of feminist theory which focuses on womens ability to maintain their equality through their own actions and choices its emphasis is on making the legal and political rights of women equal to men.