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“Kellyanne Con­way would be a fem­i­nist hero if she were a Demo­crat. She’s a lawyer, poll­ster, and busi­ness owner. She’s a mom of four, and a self-made woman. Why do fem­i­nists ig­nore her? Oh, that’s right — she’s Repub­li­can,” writes Julie Kelly, a con­trib­u­tor to The Fed­er­al­ist who has much praise for Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump’s un­flap­pable cam­paign man­ager and her strate­gic di­rec­tives that shaped Mr. Trump‘s win over Hil­lary Clin­ton.

“Mod­ern-day fem­i­nists are still wring­ing out their ‘I’m With Her’ cry­ing tow­els and snub­bing Con­way’s historic vic­tory. With­out any sense of irony, they ig­nore the achieve­ments of a self-made woman, while lament­ing the loss of a can­di­date who earned fame and power largely be­cause of her hus­band,” Ms. Kelly con­tin­ues. “If she were a Demo­crat, Con­way would be the toast of women’s groups across the coun­try, feted in the me­dia, splashed across the pages of Vogue and Cosmo. She would be touted as a fu­ture can­di­date her­self.”

The Con­way strat­egy also eroded Clin­ton cam­paign claims that Mr. Trump was against women.

“You can’t ac­cuse a man of misog­yny — which lit­er­ally means ‘ha­tred of women’ — if he puts a fe­male in charge of the riski­est, most im­por­tant en­deavor of his life. Trump can’t be a sex­ist pig who hates women if he fires two men and re­places them with a woman, right? Ac­knowl­edg­ing, even cel­e­brat­ing, Con­way’s suc­cess would un­der­mine that en­tire plot line,” Ms. Kelly ob­serves.

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