Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will challenge modern feminism in a speech Thursday at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, according to prepared remarks released by her campaign.
Fiorina will say that today’s feminist movement is “not about women,” but rather “about ideology” in stark contrast to the movement’s roots.
“Feminism began as a rallying cry to empower women — to vote, to get an education, to enter the workplace,” Fiorina will say. “But over the years, feminism has devolved into a left-leaning political ideology where women are pitted against men and used as a political weapon to win elections.”
She will list examples of the Left using the “war on women” rallying cry to shut down conversations and label Republicans and anyone who disagrees as “anti-woman.” She will specifically mention Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, who was referred to as “window dressing” by the pro-abortion group EMILY’S List when she was chosen to give the Republican State of the Union response.