Carly Fiorina made a huge splash in the second Republican Primary debate. And feminists are taking notice. Rich Lowry wrote a column at National Review explaining the mixed emotions Carly is evoking among feminists.
The novelist Jennifer Weiner told the New York Times for a story about the conflicted feelings of feminists, “It’s so weird — she looks like one of us, but she’s not.” Another feminist writer said that “there’s an excitement and a horror.” The managing editor of the feminist website Jezebel tweeted the night of the debate, “I’m in love with and terrified of her.” Yes, be afraid, very afraid. Fiorina already may be the most effective, high-profile woman that the pro-life movement has. At the debate, she captured the enormity of the Planned Parenthood scandal, for which there are almost no words, speaking of it in the harshly indignant terms that it deserves.
The pro-life movement has been waiting for a woman like Fiorina to come along and refuse to give any credibility to the narrative that abortion is about women’s health and rights. She is a strong, intelligent, accomplished mother, who is unafraid to stand firm in her convictions. [Read more...]