Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina took to Facebook Nov. 5 to bash “ideological feminism” because the cast of “The View” dared to joke about the 2016 GOP presidential candidate’s “demented” smile during her Oct. 28 GOP debate performance.
Citing a HuffPo/Pew poll to back up her claims, Fiorina says feminism is dead, corrupted by liberal ideals.
Unfortunately for Fiorina, what started as a Facebook rant ended up being proof that not only is feminism alive and well, but also how little Fiorina understands the word “feminism”
What’s worse is that Fiorina proved once again on her appearance on “The View,” on Nov. 6 via Skype, that facts don’t agree with her rhetoric.
Fiorina Can’t Take A Joke
“The View’s” Michelle Collins started in on Fiorina’s “demented” smile the day after the Oct. 28 GOP debate, and Joy Behar went along with this saying that she’d like to see Fiorina’s smile as a “Halloween mask,” according to The Hill.
Fiorina quickly jumped in to defend her pride – and made a fool of herself in the process. She started with a rant on Fox News, continued in a Facebook rant, and once more on “The View” Friday morning.
Fiorina responded by blaming the “litany of the left,” and Planned Parenthood’s alleged harvesting of baby parts.
Goldberg and Behar shut down Fiorina’s rhetoric quickly, saying Fiorina’s falsehoods about Planned Parenthood “offended the sensibilities,” according to Real Clear Politics.
Unfortunately, the two weren’t fast enough to stop Fiorina from showing American women how much she doesn’t care about them.
Feminism vs. Equal Rights
Continuing the rant on Facebook, Fiorina wrote, “We need a new definition” because “liberal ideas aren’t working.”
This was an attempt to define her version of “conservative feminism” because “liberal feminists, like the hosts of “The View,” keep insulting her, according to Fox News.
She continued by saying a feminist is “a woman who lives the life she chooses” and that women should be equal to men in all areas, whether they are moms at home, or mom CEOs at work.
Feminism is lost in “liberal corruption,” and “women are pitted against men,” to win elections, Fiorina writes.
Boy doesn’t that sound familiar… Where have we heard that before? That’s right, the dictionary.
According to Oxford Dictionary online:
“The advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.”
The one time Fiorina used a fact correctly was her citation of the HuffPo/Pew poll that shows that only 23 percent of men and women identify as feminist.
However, those who actually read the HuffPo/Pew poll know that Fiorina’s version isn’t the whole truth.
According to the HuffPo/Pew poll:
“Asked if they believe that ‘men and women should be social, political, and economic equals,’ 82 percent of the survey respondents said they did, and just 9 percent said they did not.”
Wouldn’t that mean that feminism and equal rights are essentially the same thing, and, according to HuffPo, 82 percent of Americans are feminists even if they don’t know it?
Wonder why Fiorina didn’t use this part of the poll in her Facebook rant?
That Fiorina can’t take a joke is one thing, but purposely misconstruing poll findings and other facts to suit her delusion is another entirely. Does Fiorina really care about equality between the sexes, or is she just another shill for the GOP’s war on women?
Fiorina would like to think the former, but her actions prove the latter.