After World War II and the Sexual Revolution of the ’60s, women have enjoyed more freedom than ever before. The freedom to work outside of the house, access to higher education, and bodily autonomy are now readily available to the American woman. However, feminists and activists who scream “the future is female” and “inclusion for all women” now shun many of the powerful women who have arisen within these newfound freedoms—in particular, those with differing political views such as Amy Coney Barrett. If they can loathe her for nothing more than her opinions, they are gatekeeping women like me who look up to women like her.
Instead of supporting a female nominee, the left attacked ACB in every form available. They called her racist for adopting two children from Haiti. Her own alma mater penned a letter of concern about her ability to serve. Keith Olbermann said that Amy Coney Barrett “must be prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society while we try to rebuild it.” If the future is female, why is Barrett excluded?
In reality, Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court is historic. She will be the fifth woman in the history of the United States to serve on the Court, furthering the advancement of women in American society. Unfortunately, whereas Ruth Bader Ginsburg was pro-abortion, Amy Coney Barrett leans pro-life. Ginsberg was praised for the defense of her own beliefs, but the same respect is not afforded to Amy Coney Barrett, who even muted her own personal opinions in deference to her originalist stance. For her conservative views, she is vilified.
While the left claims to support women, it’s clear they don’t support “those women.” Articles like “It should be illegal to be a stay-at-home mum” or “Liberal Writer Trashes Conservative Women: They’re “Honorary Men,” Not Real Women” show the true heart of liberals when it comes to conservative women.
This is not news to conservative women who face sexism and hate—from those who claim to oppose it, mind you—simply because of their beliefs. A conservative woman myself, I’ve had friends assaulted, harassed, and doxxed for holding conservative views. The following are three stories of such women who have faced harassment. They’re women not in positions of power, which demonstrates that such vitriol comes not only for the influential but regular people too.
Dani, a conservative college student who was assaulted at the Women’s March in 2019, chronicled her story for the Lone Conservative:
When people saw our Trump merch the crowd got aggressive. Barriers and crowds barred our movement, coffee was poured on us, my hair was pulled, and I was grabbed so aggressively that I had a bruise on my arm. People told me that I deserved rape and that I had no right to call myself a woman. Every year I hear people talk about the march as an incredible day for women and feminism, while I have flashbacks of the most terrifying day of my life. The Women’s March was not for me and it is not for America.
Laci is a conservative high school student I spoke to who faced cancel culture on Twitter:
I joined a fandom, where I made many friends, some of them very close friends. A few months into it, they discovered I am pro-life. I lost all of those friends, and many of my pro-life mutuals were harassed as well. I eventually had to make my account private because the abuse was so horrible. Months later, I’m still being harassed by some of them. But I stood by my beliefs and I do not regret it.
Jenna reached out to me to tell her story:
“As a conservative gal I’ve been called a nazi for my beliefs, and ironically I’m half Jewish. I’ve just gotten used to not sharing my views in fear of my business being slandered. I have a feeling I’d lose clients and customers if I was open about my views. That’s what I fear the most! But you’d think the left would love supporting a woman-owned business regardless of their views, but they clearly don’t.”
I have my own stories of subhuman treatment and continue to collect them. I’ve had people wish rape on me and students have called me names in the classroom. These stories aren’t just confined to the people around me. Find any conservative woman and you will find a story of harassment and discrimination.
When the left says they support women, they’ve shown in their opposition to Barrett and countless other stories that they really only mean their women, ones who tow the partisan line. Barrett is the most recent proof of this, and she certainly won’t be the last.
The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.